Canada’s elite athletes at greater risk for mental disorders, study finds

As the importance of mental health continues to make headlines at the Tokyo Olympics, a new study, one of the first of its kind in Canada, has revealed 41 per … Read More

COVID-19: Moderna ‘essentially the same’ as Pfizer, Mackie says as clock ticks on thawed doses

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is continuing to urge the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated to get immunized against COVID-19 as it looks to use up thousands of thawed Moderna doses … Read More

COVID-19 vaccines are now mandatory at some U.S. companies. Could Canada be next?

As Canadians across the country continue to roll up their sleeves for their COVID-19 vaccines, employers are slowly starting to remind staff that office life will return — and soon. … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 12 cases Thursday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 12 … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine hurdles await international students eyeing campus life in Canada

Like many students eyeing in-class learning this fall, Nyle Maker is on the hunt for his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine before starting university in Hamilton. But unlike most, … Read More

How anti-vaxxers, Delta variant threaten Biden’s COVID-19 strategy

When President Joe Biden entered office, his administration made clear it intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on getting the country vaccinated. With the Delta variant of the … Read More

Quebec records more than 130 new COVID-19 cases for second day in a row

Quebec recorded 138 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the most daily cases since mid June, and no additional virus-related deaths. This is the second day in a row that the … Read More

How women could be the solution to Canada’s post-COVID skilled labour shortage

A shortage of skilled workers is intensifying in Canada, potentially threatening the pace of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that has policymakers looking at a largely untapped … Read More

Ontario reports more than 200 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time in three weeks

Ontario is reporting 218 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, jumping back into the 200s for the first time in three weeks. The provincial case total now stands at 549,952. The … Read More

Canadian Blood Services under strain as eased COVID-19 rules increase demand

A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada’s blood supply. Several provinces have started lifting restrictions – most notably Alberta, … Read More

Canada, Mexico imported AstraZeneca doses from facility not fully inspected: regulator

Canada and Mexico imported millions of doses of AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine and offered them to the public without health officials properly inspecting the operations of the U.S. manufacturer, according to inspection … Read More

As COVID-19 variants surge, most Canadians worry about a potential 4th wave

Cases of COVID-19 are surging among the unvaccinated and as Canadians prepare to head to the polls in an anticipated fall election, new polling suggests most people are worried about … Read More

Australian Olympic track team isolating after U.S. athlete tests positive for COVID-19

American double world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks and German Chiaraviglio of Argentina have been ruled out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, and members of the Australian … Read More

COVID-19 is surging in Alberta, but experts say other provinces shouldn’t worry yet

Cases of COVID-19 are surging in Alberta. Over the course of the last two weeks, officials reported more than 749 infections. Meanwhile, Alberta health authorities confirmed 71 new cases of … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU facing over-supply of Moderna doses as vaccinations decline

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it has 21,300 doses of Moderna‘s COVID-19 vaccine that need to be used in the next two weeks. The health unit is urging anyone who … Read More

Simpsons’ Tim Long bases comedy film ‘The Exchange’ on youth in Exeter, Ont.

After a lengthy delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a film based loosely on The Simpsons writer and producer Tim Long’s childhood experiences in Exeter, Ont., will be released Friday. … Read More

Alberta to adjust COVID-19 masking, isolation, testing rules over next month

In several phases, Alberta will be changing some COVID-19 rules around masking and isolating to recommendations, as about three-quarters of eligible people have at least one dose of vaccine. Starting … Read More

COVID-19: 2 new cases in Middlesex-London, 23 more variant cases confirmed

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) added two … Read More

Google rolls out COVID-19 vaccine mandate, delays workers’ return to office

Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses … Read More

Ontario reports 158 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 158 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a slight increase from the day prior. The provincial case total now stands at 549,734. On Tuesday, there were 129 new … Read More

Want emails? Wait five years, Public Health Agency of Canada tells access requestor

A requester seeking access to a week’s worth of emails and messages from the head of a federal agency embroiled in controversy has been told to wait five years or … Read More

As Canada hits COVID-19 vaccine milestone, reducing barriers to access key: experts

Canada hit a major new milestone in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout this week. After a slow start to vaccination efforts at the beginning of the year and a rapid influx … Read More

Almost 650K Quebecers have jumped on COVID-19 vaccine lottery bandwagon

Quebecers are showing enthusiasm for the province’s Loto-Québec COVID-19 vaccine lottery with 644,029 people registering since Sunday, the Health Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. Registration got off to a … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 8 cases, 5 recoveries

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton On Tuesday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

CDC now recommends fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in some places

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the Delta variant are spreading rapidly, U.S. authorities … Read More

U.S. CDC to revive mask recommendation for fully vaccinated, sources say

By David Shepardson Reuters Posted July 27, 2021 11:26 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Centers for Disease Control and … Read More

Ontario reports 129 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

Ontario is reporting 129 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a slight increase from the day prior. The provincial case total now stands at 549,576. On Monday, there were 119 new … Read More

California, NYC to require employees to get COVID-19 vaccine or face testing

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs … Read More

Canada could see resurgence of potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus this summer: report

Canada should anticipate a resurgence of a potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus as COVID-19 physical distancing measures are relaxed, according to a new report. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is very … Read More

Changes coming for large events, bars as Quebec to further ease COVID-19 restrictions

Quebec is once again relaxing public health rules provincewide as the number of new daily COVID-19 cases remains stable and a greater proportion of the population is vaccinated. The new … Read More

90% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases are among unvaccinated, feds say

Almost 90 per cent of reported COVID-19 cases across Canada are among those who are unvaccinated, a new national public health report shows. “Since the start of the vaccination campaign … Read More

Israel considers COVID-19 booster shots for seniors to fend off Delta variant

Israel is considering giving a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to its elderly population even before FDA approval in order to help fend off the Delta coronavirus variant, a health … Read More

How the Delta variant is reviving COVID-19 surges worldwide

The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even … Read More

AstraZeneca-Pfizer mix provides more antibodies than 2 AstraZeneca doses: study

A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca and then a Pfizer COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed. … Read More

Ontario asks feds to work with WHO on ensuring mixed COVID-19 vaccines recognized abroad

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2021 11:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario has asked the federal … Read More

Ontario reports 119 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily increase in two weeks

Ontario is reporting 119 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the smallest daily increase in two weeks. The provincial case total now stands at 549,447. Monday’s case count is a significant … Read More

Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory for healthcare workers? Experts weigh in

Several European countries have made COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for their healthcare workers – and now there are growing calls to do the same in Canada as the country slowly reopens. … Read More

U.S. moving in ‘wrong direction’ says Fauci, as COVID-19 Delta variant rages on

The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fuelled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re … Read More

Ontario reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Ontario is reporting 172 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 549,328. According to Sunday’s report, 48 cases were recorded in Toronto, 23 in Peel Region, and … Read More

‘Shadow pandemic’ of femicide looms, experts warn as Canada prepares to reopen

After more than a year of quarantines, lockdowns and separations due to COVID-19, Canada is slowly reopening. But experts say another pandemic, of femicide and domestic violence, has been quietly … Read More

Ontario reports 170 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths; 124K more vaccines administered

Ontario reported 170 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to date to 549,156. For comparison, last Saturday 176 cases were reported. Three new … Read More

France’s far right take to the streets in protest of COVID-19 vaccine rules

By The Staff The Associated Press Posted July 24, 2021 10:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Far-right activists and members … Read More

‘Freedom’: Thousands protest in Australia against COVID-19 lockdown, vaccines

Thousands of people took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest lockdown restrictions amid another surge in COVID-19 cases, and police made several arrests … Read More

Age, location, information: experts outline key factors boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake

In a sleepy Eastern Ontario pocket, residents boast an enviable record: the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in all of Ontario. Over 76 per cent of the residents of the Leeds, … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit adds 10 cases Friday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit added another 10 … Read More

Bank of Canada joins growing list of employers looking to hybrid work model

The Bank of Canada will allow most of its staff to clock in up to half their hours remotely once public health guidelines allow it to fully reopen offices, a … Read More

White House blames YouTube, Facebook for spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and are … Read More

Are fake vaccine cards being used to enter Canada?

The debate surrounding the need for COVID-19 vaccine passports continues, but it seems some people are already looking for ways around the system. There are multiple reports of fake vaccine … Read More

Conflicting COVID-19 mask advice leads to confusion in U.S. amid Delta variant surge

A COVID-19 surge ignited in parts of the United States by the highly contagious Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy has led to new mask mandates and deep confusion among some … Read More

Quebec reports more than 100 new COVID-19 cases again, hospitalizations drop

Quebec recorded 101 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday amid a slight uptick in infections in the province. The latest daily tally marks the third consecutive day that … Read More