Canada could be heading for flu season amid 4th wave of COVID-19, Tam says

By Laura Osman The Canadian Press Posted October 15, 2021 1:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s top doctor warns … Read More

Hardly any Canadians caught the flu last year. What can we expect this fall?

Flu season didn’t really happen last year in Canada. Measurements of flu stayed so low all year that it actually never passed the threshold the Public Health Agency of Canada … Read More

Moderna to take on COVID-19, flu with single booster vaccine

Moderna Inc. said on Thursday it was developing a single-dose vaccine that combines a booster dose against COVID-19 and a booster against flu. “Our number one priority as a company … Read More

Will Canada’s COVID-19 babies face ‘immunity debt’? Here’s what experts say

For Leeanna Palumbo, maternity leave during a global pandemic has been secluded and mostly homebound. “I kept my bubble just to my parents and my inlaws,” the Burlington, Ont., first-time … Read More

Will Canada see a spike in influenza cases after COVID-19? Experts weigh in

As Canadians hunkered down at home in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 this winter, something else happened — the country saw almost no cases of influenza. Experts … Read More

Can the flu shot and other routine vaccines protect against COVID-19?

Sometimes the tool you need is right there in the toolbox. None of the COVID-19 vaccines has been approved for children yet, but researchers around the world are studying the … Read More

Risk of death 3.5 times higher for COVID-19 than influenza: CMAJ study

A study published Wednesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) found the risk of death from COVID-19 was 3.5 times higher than from influenza. The numbers put a figure … Read More

‘Exceptionally low’: Canada’s flu season drops amid coronavirus restrictions

At this point during last year’s flu season, Canada had already recorded 711 positive cases of influenza. So far this year, there have been just 17. “Influenza is way behind … Read More

Roy Green: Do not let COVID-19 convince you to ignore any other health concerns

On Oct. 24, 2000, I was roughly on my family’s schedule for a fatal encounter with heart disease as foretold by the deaths of my father at age 40 and … Read More

‘I would just like my legs back’: Calgary police officer loses both legs after battle with influenza

A Calgary police officer is recovering at Foothills Medical Centre after losing his legs in a battle with the flu. All his life, Jason Bramham has been an active and … Read More

Influenza rates are at record low thanks to distancing during coronavirus, data shows

Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signaling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable … Read More

Influenza rates at record low thanks to distancing during coronavirus, data suggests

Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signaling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable … Read More

Flu deaths rise when a city gets a new pro sports team: study

When a pro sports team starts playing in a new city, it brings with it more deaths caused by influenza, a new study has found — results which may help … Read More

New flu strain in China with ‘pandemic potential’ needs watching, researchers say

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study … Read More

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