Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say

Fear and anxiety have taken over in Canada’s long-term care homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry insiders say it will take more than a federal band-aid solution to fix … Read More

A coronavirus Halloween has some parents spooked. Here’s how to keep it safe

For Jodie Katz, a Toronto-area mother of two, plans for Halloween were in the works back in September. There will be a candy scavenger hunt in her backyard, pumpkin decorating … Read More

B.C. confirms first case of rare inflammatory syndrome in children linked to COVID-19

British Columbia has confirmed its first case of a rare inflammatory illness in children linked to COVID-19. At her Thursday briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the case … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine trials: Pfizer to include participants as young as 12

Pfizer Inc will enroll participants as young as 12 in its large, late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial to understand how it works in a wider age group. Read more: White House blocks new … Read More

Canadian couple forced to quarantine at home after being denied entry at U.S. border

A Canadian couple has found themselves in quarantine, and at risk of losing their residency in Mexico, after a mishap at the U.S. border. Barbara Moller and John Granthowse own … Read More

Canadian snowbirds flock west as winter looms, but space is at a premium

At this time of year, spaces in Saanichton’s Oceanside RV Resort would normally be starting to empty out. But the Vancouver Island RV park, which is open year-round, is seeing … Read More

B.C. records 3 deaths and 161 new cases of COVID-19

B.C. recorded 161 new cases, including two epi-linked cases, of COVID-19 and three deaths Friday. This brings the total cases to 9,381 in the province with 63 people in hospital, … Read More

U.S. boater fined $2,000 for breaking quarantine to visit B.C. girlfriend

A Washington state man is on the hook for $2,000 after sailing into Metro Vancouver to meet up with his Canadian girlfriend in violation of COVID-19 border restrictions. RCMP officers … Read More

Scientist behind Russia coronavirus vaccine defends ‘wartime’ rollout during trial

Russia plans to share preliminary results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial based on the first six weeks of monitoring participants, raising the tempo in an already frenzied global race to … Read More

British Columbians heading to the polls on October 24 in fall election

After weeks of public speculation, B.C. Premier John Horgan is calling a fall election during COVID-19 pandemic. Horgan has asked for the B.C. Legislature to be dissolved and Lieutenant Governor … Read More

British Columbians heading to the polls on Oct. 24 in fall election

After weeks of public speculation, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan is calling a fall election during COVID-19 pandemic. Horgan has asked for the B.C. Legislature to be dissolved and Lieutenant … Read More

‘I miss mommy’: Families who lost loved ones to coronavirus forge new paths

Just four months had passed since Ramon Ramirez buried his wife and now, here he was, hospitalized himself with COVID-19. The prognosis was dire, and the fate of his younger … Read More

CDC removes new coronavirus guidelines on airborne transmission, cites ‘error’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it had posted guidance on possible transmission of the new coronavirus through airborne particles in error and it … Read More

CDC shifts guidelines on how coronavirus can spread through the air

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that COVID-19 could spread through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond six feet. The … Read More

Canada confirms 873 more coronavirus infections as cases continue to surge

Canada has diagnosed 873 more people with the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s surging case count to 143,527 on Sunday. Provincial and territorial health authorities reported six more people had … Read More

So long swabs: B.C. unveils new mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

British Columbia has rolled out a new “made in B.C.” COVID-19 test for kids that will no longer require an uncomfortable nasal swab. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced … Read More

Tens of thousands sign petition to ‘save MEC’ after co-op sold to U.S. firm

Tens of thousands of people have signed on to a petition hoping to stop the sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op to a private U.S. firm. The sale was announced Monday, … Read More

‘Like a knife in the heart’: Committed couples plead for relaxation on COVID-19 border restrictions

Jennifer North and Eric Schoneker aren’t married, but they’re in love. The couple became friends in high school in White Rock in 1978, but drifted apart until a friend’s memorial … Read More

AstraZeneca to resume coronavirus vaccine trial after unexplained illness in U.K.

Clinical trials testing a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford are set to resume after a six-day pause due to “potentially unexplained illness” in the … Read More

B.C. reports 132 new COVID-19 cases, number of patients in hospital climbs again

Active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia continued their steady upward climb, Friday reaching a new all-time high of 1,461. In a written statement, provincial health officials reported another 132 new … Read More

AstraZeneca expects coronavirus vaccine result by year-end if trials resume soon

AstraZeneca should still know by year-end whether its experimental vaccine protects people against coronavirus, as long as it is cleared to resume trials soon, its chief executive said on Thursday … Read More

U.S. to end enhanced coronavirus screening of some international travellers: officials

The U.S. government is set to end enhanced screening of some international passengers for COVID-19 and drop requirements that travellers coming from the targeted countries arrive at 15 designated U.S. … Read More

Nightclubs, banquet halls in B.C. ordered closed again as COVID-19 cases rise

As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs back up, B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday ordered all nightclubs and banquet halls to close once again. In addition, … Read More

China coronavirus vaccine candidate appears safe for older people: preliminary results

Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech Ltd said on Monday its coronavirus vaccine candidate appeared to be safe for older people, according to preliminary results from an early to mid-stage trial, while … Read More

‘I’ve progressed very, very slowly’: B.C. COVID-19 ‘long-hauler’ shares recovery story

While the growth in new COVID-19 cases British Columbia continues to accelerate, the death toll has, mercifully, wound down to a trickle. But what happens to the survivors? Many people … Read More

Coronavirus: Working mothers pushed out of U.S. labour force as child-care crisis grows

Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a career stride after years of struggle that began with earning an undergraduate degree as a single mother. Then … Read More

B.C. reports 121 new COVID-19 cases, active cases climb over 1,200

British Columbia is headed into the Labour Day long weekend grappling with 1,233 cases of COVID-19. Health officials released the data in a Friday statement, and confirmed another 121 new … Read More

Coronavirus: Kids are going back to school. How will it affect their mental health?

Come fall, children will be back in school, where they will have to adjust to new coronavirus normals that will include social distancing, more stringent public health rules and, in … Read More

70% of coronavirus relief payments to deceased are now recovered: U.S. officials

The Trump administration says that it has recovered nearly 70 per cent of the government novel coronavirus relief payments that went to dead people. The Government Accountability Office said Monday … Read More

Canada to secure up to 76 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax

Novavax Inc. says it has reached an agreement with the Canadian government to supply up to 76 million doses of its possible vaccine for COVID-19. The company announced the agreement … Read More

Canada secures 2 new deals for possible COVID-19 vaccines

Canada has inked two additional deals with companies working on a possible vaccine for COVID-19. The two agreements include 76 million doses of Novavax Inc.’s vaccine candidate and 38 million … Read More

Brazil records 566 new coronavirus deaths over past 24 hours

Brazil registered 566 additional coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours and 16,158 new cases, the Health Ministry said on Sunday evening. The nation has now registered 120,828 deaths attributed … Read More

B.C. reports 68 new coronavirus cases and one new death

British Columbia reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with another death in long-term care. It brought the province’s death toll because of the coronavirus to 204. Active … Read More

Canada confirms 448 more coronavirus cases as infections push past 126,000

Canada diagnosed 448 more people with the novel coronavirus on Wednesday as the number of confirmed cases rose to 126,417. Provincial and territorial health officials said four people had died … Read More

Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance ‘bizarre’

U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people. The … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada to give provinces $2B to ensure kids can go back to school in fall

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 25, 2020 10:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government is giving … Read More

Two people in Europe reinfected with coronavirus months after 1st illness

Two European patients are confirmed to have been re-infected with the coronavirus, raising concerns about people’s immunity to the virus as the world struggles to tame the pandemic. The cases, … Read More

Canada adds 563 new coronavirus cases, surpassing 125,000

Canadian health officials recorded 563 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the country’s case count to 125,647. Canada’s death toll rose to 9,083 after provincial and territorial authorities confirmed 10 … Read More

1st coronavirus reinfection case reported by researchers in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong man who recovered from COVID-19 was infected again four-and-a-half months later in the first documented instance of human re-infection, researchers at the University of Hong Kong said … Read More

U.K.’s Johnson urges parents to let kids go back-to-school amid coronavirus pandemic

Britain’s prime minister is asking parents to set aside their fears and send their children back to school next month when schools in Britain fully reopen for the first time … Read More

Potential COVID-19 vaccine still not in Canada, three months after approval for trials

Shipments of a Chinese and Canadian-developed COVID-19 candidate vaccine remain delayed from getting to Canada, more than three months after Health Canada approved them for Phase 1 trials here. The … Read More

B.C. records another 83 cases of COVID-19 as upward trend continues

B.C. has recorded another 83 new cases of COVID-19 in the province in the past 24 hours. This is up from the previous 24 hours, where B.C. recorded 48 cases, … Read More

B.C. records highest ever daily COVID-19 case number, two new deaths over weekend

B.C. has reached a grim milestone with the highest ever daily number of confirmed COVID-19 cases so far. One hundred people tested positive for the coronavirus from midday Friday to … Read More

Update expected Monday on number of B.C. coronavirus cases

B.C. health officials are expected to host a news conference at 3 p.m. on Monday on the latest number of COVID-19 cases since the last update three days ago. The … Read More

Coronavirus: What one of the youngest patients in a B.C. ICU wants you to know

When most people picture a COVID-19 patient, they don’t imagine Vince Li. The 26-year-old from Burnaby, B.C, is a personal trainer and a mixed martial artist. He has Type 2 … Read More

Seth Rogen adds voice to B.C. coronavirus youth push, but are celebrities effective?

B.C. born comedian Seth Rogen is the latest celebrity to answer a plea from Premier John Horgan to try and get young people on board with coronavirus precautions. Rogen took … Read More

Mexico needs 200M coronavirus vaccine shots; officials say doses could start in April

Mexico will need up to 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses, according to a senior government official, and inoculation of its 120 million inhabitants could start as early as April if … Read More

Canada reports 237 new coronavirus cases, 4 deaths

Canada added four novel coronavirus deaths and 237 newly confirmed cases on Saturday. Those numbers were incomplete, however, as British Columbia, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and none of the territories … Read More

Data and demographics: Is the COVID-19 death rate lower in the developing world?

A report published in India in July revealed some worrying numbers on the prevalence of COVID-19 in some of Mumbai’s slums. It estimated that around 57 per cent of people … Read More