‘We need more’: WHO chief says COVID-19 vaccine needs outstrip G7 promises

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro fined for not wearing mask at motorcycle rally amid COVID-19

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario shortens wait time for 2nd shot after AstraZeneca vaccine

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 12, 2021 3:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Ontario government is shortening … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine contracts allow shots to be donated, resold in some cases

Most of the federal contracts for COVID-19 vaccines allow for Canada to donate some of its doses to other countries or international aid organizations, and in at least three cases, … Read More

New Brunswick reports one death, 7 new cases of COVID-19

New Brunswick reported the death of a person over the age of 90 in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) due to COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths … Read More

Russia tests nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 8 to 12

Russia has tested a nasal spray form of its COVID- 19 vaccine that is suitable for children aged 8-12, and plans to launch the new product in September, the scientist who led the development of the Sputnik V vaccine said on … Read More

Ontario reports 502 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths; 195K more vaccines administered

Ontario reported 502 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 539,153. “Locally, there are 89 new cases in Toronto, 71 in Peel, 51 … Read More

Canadian drug companies call for new pricing regulations to be delayed amid COVID-19

Almost three dozen Canadian pharmaceutical companies made a direct appeal to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month to delay the new drug pricing regulations for a third time. The companies, … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate keeps rising — when will it stall?

Canada has among the highest rates of vaccination against COVID-19 in the world, with 63 per cent of the population having had at least one dose of vaccine, according to … Read More

Montreal Canadiens hoping to score Bell Centre crowd increase for Round 3

The decibel level could be going up again at the Bell Centre for Round 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights. The … Read More

Ontario restaurants ‘scrambling’ to find new staff as some choose not to return

As Canadians get ready to storm the patios of freshly-opened restaurants across Ontario, some of the regular staff they once looked forward to seeing won’t be there to greet them. … Read More

Quebec reports 180 new cases, 1 death as COVID-19 pandemic carries on

Quebec is reporting 180 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday as more pandemic-induced restrictions are relaxed in Montreal. The latest daily tally of new infections is the sixth … Read More

Quebec adds 180 new COVID-19 cases as Montreal bars welcome patrons back outside

Quebec is reporting 180 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday as more pandemic-induced restrictions are relaxed in Montreal. The latest daily tally of new infections is the sixth … Read More

Ontario reports 574 new COVID-19 cases, administers record of nearly 200K vaccinations in a day

Ontario is reporting 574 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the province reaches a new daily milestone for the most shots administered in 24 hours hitting almost 200,000 doses. The … Read More

Delta COVID-19 variant cases are rising, prompting caution on reopening plans

“The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” — the Calgary Stampede — will open on July 9, with a few changes given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m hoping people see that … Read More

Border battles: Vaccines ‘being thrown out’ in U.S. should go to Canadians, mayors say

Perfectly good U.S.-owned COVID-19 vaccine doses are regularly going into garbage bins just kilometers away from the Canadian border, according to local mayors and health care providers who are now … Read More

Ontario reports 590 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

Ontario is reporting 590 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. The provincial total now stands at 538,077. Thursday’s case count is a slight increase from the previous day. However, test positivity … Read More

Transat AT plans to resume flying by end of July

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 10, 2021 8:46 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Transat AT Inc. says it … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 outlook continues to improve as cases, hospitalizations drop

Canada’s top doctor shared some encouraging words on Wednesday, saying “all indicators of COVID-19 disease activity and severity continue to decline” this week in Canada. Speaking during a press conference … Read More

UN agency details new ‘digital seal’ as countries mull COVID-19 vaccine passports

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is paving the way for the creation of COVID-19 vaccine passports as Canada continues to mull how to approach issuing such documents. In a … Read More

U.S. to donate 500M COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine doses to the world, sources say

The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on … Read More

COVID-19: More Moderna vaccines allow Quebec to speed up second dose appointments

More Moderna vaccines will allow Quebec to accelerate its timeline for second doses, Health Minister Christian Dubé said, after Ottawa on Wednesday announced it expected to receive seven million doses … Read More

Anti-vax doctor mocked for claiming that shots will ‘magnetize’ people

Are you sick and tired of peeling forks off your head and car keys off your fingers? Are you suddenly a master of magnetism, capable of bending metal with your … Read More

Fully vaccinated Canadian travellers can skip hotel quarantine come July: feds

The federal government on Wednesday announced that “fully vaccinated” Canadian travellers will no longer require mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine upon arrival in Canada. Come July, the exemption will apply to … Read More

Canada to get 7M Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses in June, some coming from U.S.

Canada is set to receive seven million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in June, with some of the shots coming from a U.S. supplier, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said … Read More

Manitoba launches $2M lottery to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

This story will be updated when the press conference begins and throughout the conference as it runs. Manitoba hopes to spur COVID-19 vaccination through a lottery offering nearly $2 million … Read More

Manitoba launches nearly $2M lottery to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

This story will be updated when the press conference begins and throughout the conference as it runs. Manitoba hopes to spur COVID-19 vaccination through a lottery offering nearly $2 million … Read More

Quebec adds 179 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 178 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, Wednesday. The latest daily count of infections marks the four consecutive day … Read More

Quebec adds 178 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 178 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, Wednesday. The latest daily count of infections marks the four consecutive day … Read More

Quebec reports 178 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 178 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, Wednesday. The latest daily count of infections marks the four consecutive day … Read More

Ontario reports 411 new COVID-19 cases, daily case count lowest since late September

Ontario is reporting 411 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as case counts continue to trend downward, marking the fewest number of daily cases since late September. The provincial total now … Read More

Canada easing COVID-19 hotel quarantine, isolation rules for fully vaccinated: source

The federal government is set to announce Wednesday that fully vaccinated Canadian travellers will no longer need to spend 14 days in COVID-19 quarantine upon arriving home. A federal source … Read More

U.S. unlikely to hit goal of vaccinating 70% of adults against COVID-19 by July 4

For months, U.S. President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to … Read More

COVID-19: New Brunswick border town residents ready for U.S. travel to return

A lifetime resident of St. Stephen, Minnie Wormell says the New Brunswick town and neighbouring Calais, Maine, are borderline co-dependent. “We’re like one town all together,” she says. She and … Read More

U.S. states urged to seek longer shelf life for J&J vaccines as millions near expiration

A top White House official on Tuesday urged state governors to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to extend the shelf life of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine … Read More

COVID-19 travel rules could be relaxed for ‘fully vaccinated’ Canadians: Trudeau

The federal government will focus on “fully vaccinated” Canadians when the time comes to begin relaxing travel and other restrictions put in place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister … Read More

COVID-19: No more orange or red zones in Quebec starting June 14

All of Quebec will be either designated green or yellow zones starting next week as the number of new COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations remain on the downturn. Premier François … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec reports 150 new cases, third-straight day at under 200

Quebec is reporting 150 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths Tuesday as the pandemic’s grip loosens in the province. The latest daily count of new infections marks the third … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec reports 149 new cases, third-straight day at under 200

Quebec is reporting 149 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths Tuesday as the pandemic’s grip loosens in the province. The latest daily count of new infections marks the third … Read More

Ontario reports 469 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily increase since late September

Ontario is reporting 469 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as case counts continue to trend downward marking the fewest number of daily cases since late September. The provincial total now … Read More

Pfizer to study COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12

Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will start a large study to test its COVID-19 vaccine in children below 12 and selected a dosing regime for the trial. The study … Read More

Doctors torn on reopening as some ICUs still grapple with COVID-19 patients

Many Canadian provinces are moving ahead with reopening plans, even though ICUs are still dealing with the fallout of the third wave of COVID-19. There were 894 COVID-19 patients in … Read More

Canada’s daily COVID-19 cases have dropped to levels not seen since September 2020

Canada’s daily cases of COVID-19 have dropped to levels not seen since late September of last year, giving some provinces renewed confidence to push forward with their reopening plans. Monday … Read More

COVID-19: 3 cases in London-Middlesex as region sees lowest case increase since mid-November

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Health officials in London-Middlesex reported … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec reports under 200 new cases again, 3 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 194 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths Monday as more pandemic-induced restrictions are lifted in Montreal and the surrounding areas. The daily tally of infections is … Read More

Ontario reports 525 new COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths

Ontario is reporting 525 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as case counts continue to trend downward marking the eighth day in a row it’s below 1,000. The provincial total now … Read More

Moderna seeks Canada’s approval for COVID-19 vaccine use in kids 12 and up

Moderna is asking Health Canada to approve its COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents aged 12 and older, following a study that showed doses were “highly effective” at preventing infection … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine equality in everyone’s ‘strategic interest,’ former world leaders say

One hundred former presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers have urged the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations to pay for global coronavirus vaccinations to help stop the virus mutating … Read More

Don’t use heparin to treat COVID-19 vaccine-induced blood clots, EMA warns

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday pushed guidance for doctors not to use the blood thinner heparin to treat rare blood clots and low blood platelets in people who … Read More

All of Quebec now out of the red zone, restrictions ease further in some regions

All of Quebec is now out of the province’s highest pandemic alert level amid a continued decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Montreal, Laval and … Read More

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