COVID-19 cases 12 times higher among unvaccinated than vaccinated: PHAC

With COVID-19 cases rising again, vaccines appear to remain effective even against the Delta variant, according to a new report from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The rate of … Read More

Rate of COVID-19 cases 12 times higher among unvaccinated than vaccinated: PHAC

With COVID-19 cases rising again, vaccines appear to remain effective even against the Delta variant, according to a new report from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The rate … Read More

PHAC to hold next in-person COVID-19 briefing on Sept. 3, before election date

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is set to hold its first in-person briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic since the federal election was called on Aug. 15, according to … Read More

COVID-19 pandemic did not affect Canada’s preterm and stillbirth rates, study finds

New research has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic did not not have an effect on the rates of preterm or stillbirths happening in Canada. A study published Tuesday in the … 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

Canada readies ‘nuanced’ COVID-19 vaccine plan as supplies start to tip demand

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 15, 2021 2:35 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The military general overseeing the … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated groups like kids under 12 very much a ‘reality’: Tam

As Canada continues to hit further thresholds in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, the country’s top doctor is warning that still unvaccinated populations — especially children under the age of … Read More

COVID-19: Public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant in Canada

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant jumped 66 per cent in Canada this week. Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said … Read More

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be 2nd dose after AstraZeneca shot: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its guidance, now recommending that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred second doses for those who took AstraZeneca … Read More

1.3% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases had 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% of Canadians got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

Canada set to receive 1 million more Moderna doses in May as Ontario marks 8K deaths

Ontario marked a grim COVID-19 milestone Thursday as its virus-related death toll passed 8,000 and provincial health leaders sped up plans that could get more Canadians vaccinated in the coming … Read More

Canada has set aside $5B for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

The Public Health Agency of Canada expects to spend up to $5 billion on vaccines and other COVID-19 treatments. Procurement Minister Anita Anand previously said vaccines alone would cost at … Read More

At-home COVID-19 test system endorsed by feds won’t let rural Saskatchewan family register

After travelling to the U.S. in hopes of getting their daughter treatment for her rare disease, a Saskatchewan family is in indefinite quarantine because the at-home COVID-19 testing system for … Read More

Employee’s vacation to Jamaica was ‘unacceptable,’ public health agency president says

The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada says it is “unacceptable” that one of the agency’s managers ignored advice and vacationed in Jamaica last fall. Iain Stewart says … Read More

Canada’s Public Health Agency president resigns amid rising coronavirus cases

Tina Namiesniowski, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, has resigned leaving the department in charge of leading country’s response to the coronavirus without a leader, amid rising … Read More

Only 1.4% of kids, teenagers diagnosed with coronavirus in Canada hospitalized

Early data suggests children are much less likely than adults to develop severe cases of COVID-19. Statistics from the Public Health Agency of Canada reveal only 1.4 per cent of … Read More

N.B. community pleased health officials will join screening process at U.S. border

Residents of St. Stephen, N.B., say they are pleased health officials will be assisting border agents screening people coming into Canada. Lisa Aronson, owner of The Five Kings Restaurant about … Read More

Temperature screening not always reliable to mitigate coronavirus risk, experts say

As Canada shifts towards returning to a new normal, temperature screening — an approach that uses a touchless scanner to measure a person’s body temperature — has been the subject … Read More

Coronavirus: ‘Incomplete’ data for Canada hurts ability to model pandemic, scientists say

Several scientists say the publicly-available COVID-19 data from Canada’s public health agency is “incomplete” and hurts their ability to build accurate pandemic models and forecasts that can help inform decision-makers. … Read More

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