A polio disaster helped shape vaccine safety. Here’s why that matters for the coronavirus

Dr. Peter Salk still remembers the day his father learned the American manufacturers of the revolutionary polio vaccine he developed had messed up a batch — with deadly consequences. “This … Read More

Canada is nowhere near herd immunity to the novel coronavirus as second wave surges: Tam

Should Canada have shut its borders earlier to prevent the spread of the coronavirus? It’s a question that will need to be examined, says the country’s top doctor, but right … Read More

Liberals keep edge in support over Tories as coronavirus cases grow

The federal Liberals are holding on to a small lead over the Conservatives in decided voter support as the coronavirus second wave tightens its grip across broad swaths of the … Read More

U.S. shatters record with over 84,000 new coronavirus cases in single day

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the … Read More

Italy makes face masks mandatory outdoors as coronavirus cases climb

ROME — Italy on Wednesday made it mandatory to wear face masks outdoors nationwide in an effort to reduce rising COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said after the cabinet agreed … Read More

Canada adds 1,812 coronavirus cases, 52 deaths as Tam warns ‘hard choices’ needed

Canada is reporting more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases and 52 deaths to the national tally on Saturday as the country’s top doctor warns time is running out to prevent … Read More

Quebec tops 70,000 coronavirus cases as province reports 637 new infections

Quebec, the province hardest hit by the novel coronavirus health crisis, has surpassed 70,000 cases of the virus. Health authorities reported 637 new infections linked to COVID-19 on Friday amid … Read More

Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau

Canada is “on the brink” of a coronavirus surge as many parts of the country enter a second wave. And it’s likely Thanksgiving gatherings will be out of the question … Read More

Canadians can now see conflicts of interest declared by COVID-19 vaccine task force

The conflict of interest disclosures made by members of the government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force are now available for the Canadian public as the country continues to battle the coronavirus … Read More

Erin O’Toole’s wife tests positive for coronavirus following earlier negative result

Rebecca O’Toole, the wife of Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, has tested positive for the coronavirus following an earlier negative test result. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Conservative Party said … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus cases are surging, but experts reject it’s a ‘second wave’

With Canada’s coronavirus cases escalating at a worrying rate, health officials say they are preparing for what many call a “second wave” of the pandemic, with some suggesting it may … Read More

Coronavirus cases are rising by record numbers in every region of the world

Almost 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally … Read More

Vietnam, once free of coronavirus, reports first case in 3 months

Vietnam was back on high alert for the novel coronavirus on Saturday after medical officials in the central city of Danang detected what appears to be the first local COVID-19 … Read More

Canada not prepared for 2nd coronavirus wave: Senate committee report

A new report from a committee of senators says the country is ill-prepared to handle a second wave of COVID-19. The Senate’s social affairs committee says the federal government needs … Read More

South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the … Read More

Does the coronavirus pandemic really come in waves? Experts raise doubts

The first wave of the coronavirus in Canada is winding down as the number of daily cases continues to decline. Cities across the country are also starting to lift restrictions, … Read More

U.S. not yet in ‘second wave’ of coronavirus cases, experts say

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? In The Wall Street Journal last week, Vice-President Mike Pence wrote in a piece headlined “There Isn’t a … Read More

‘Overblown’: White House ramps up effort to downplay U.S. coronavirus resurgence

President Donald Trump has long been fond of crafting his own version of the facts. But when he said “if we stop testing right now we’d have very few cases” … Read More

Lockdown 2.0? Case spikes could lead to more coronavirus restrictions

About a week ago, one of Canada’s most-watched novel coronavirus charts — new infections in Ontario — started to head definitely, unmistakably, in the wrong direction. Canada’s most populous province … Read More

Second COVID-19 wave in the U.S. could be worse, CDC chief warns

A second wave of the coronavirus is expected to hit the United States next winter and could strike much harder than the first because it would likely arrive at the … Read More

A 2nd wave of COVID-19 is possible. Here’s what that means for Canada

As countries around the world continue to work tirelessly to contain the spread of COVID-19, health officials have already warned that a second wave of the novel coronavirus that causes … Read More

Could there be a second wave of coronavirus? Experts say it’s possible but unclear

Chinese scientists and health experts involved in the country’s fight against the coronavirus believe the worst is now over, downplaying warnings that the disease could become seasonal or that a … Read More

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