World breaks record of daily coronavirus cases several times as 2nd surge grows

Just two days after posting a new record number of daily coronavirus infections, the world shattered it again this week — inching ever closer to half a million new cases … Read More

World has broken records for daily coronavirus cases several times this week alone

Just two days after posting a new record number of daily coronavirus infections, the world shattered it again this week — inching ever closer to half a million new cases … Read More

Tam describes early scramble for coronavirus supplies as ‘swabaggedon’

As the early days of the coronavirus pandemic raged, Canadian public health officials found themselves facing down what the country’s top doctor on Wednesday described as “swabaggedon.” The swift and … Read More

Justice minister ‘confident’ coronavirus court delays are under control as second wave surges

As the country’s most populous province prepares to reimpose strict rules in a bid to rein in an accelerating surge in coronavirus cases, Justice Minister David Lametti says he’s “confident” … Read More

Canada ‘desperately’ needs people to dig in, stay home in coronavirus fight: Qualtrough

As coronavirus cases continue to spike rapidly across the country, the federal government is “desperately” urging people to dig in and stay home. In an interview with The West Block‘s … Read More

3 Minnesota congressmen under fire for flying commercial after flight with Trump

Three Minnesota congressmen are facing backlash over taking a commercial flight home from Washington, D.C., on Friday night just two days after they shared Air Force One with President Donald … 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

Canada reports over 2,000 new coronavirus cases for first time since start of pandemic

Canada reported 2,122 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, of which 2,049 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours. It was the highest daily case total Canada has … Read More

Liberals to face first confidence vote in new session with coronavirus benefit bill

The federal Liberals are expected to face their first confidence vote since the House of Commons returned from a controversial prorogation requested by the government amid the WE Charity scandal. … Read More

Liberals unanimously survive first confidence vote with coronavirus benefit bill

The federal Liberals have survived their first confidence vote since the House of Commons returned from a controversial prorogation requested by the government amid the WE Charity scandal. In a … Read More

Canada’s deficit to hit $330B as coronavirus lands ‘permanent’ economic impact

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 29, 2020 11:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The parliamentary budget office says … Read More

Health-care delays from COVID-19 won’t improve without major fed support: Pallister

The coronavirus pandemic has caused major backlogs and delays in accessing health care across the country and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says things will only get worse without major federal … Read More

Political intervention over rapid test demands would be ‘dangerous’: Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she understands the swelling attention being focused on rapid coronavirus tests as a way to reduce long wait times at many testing centres across … Read More

Trudeau dangles national childcare system in throne speech with few hints of fiscal restraint

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a national childcare and early education system as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter gender equality gains by forcing Canadian women out of the … 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

Obesity may up risks of COVID-19 complications, but doctors still searching for why

In the early days of the pandemic, doctors noticed something about the people severely ill from COVID-19: many were obese. The link became more apparent as coronavirus swept across the … Read More

Ottawa orders review after report pandemic warning system was shuttered

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has ordered a review following reports that the federal pandemic early warning system was shut down last year, and that the officials working on it were … Read More

Scientists may have found first human link between antibodies, coronavirus protection

American scientists say they may have found the first evidence of a link in humans between certain antibodies and protection from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The findings — which … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus restrictions could last years even with vaccine: top doctors

Even if the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine succeeds, many of the restrictions aimed at managing the pandemic will likely need to remain in place for years, say … Read More

Over 25,000 Americans died from coronavirus in July, as cases rose by 1.87M

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of … Read More

Coronavirus cases hit 17 million worldwide after setting new single-day record

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 17 million late Wednesday, just hours before the six-month anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global health emergency. According to public health data … Read More

Hong Kong leader warns city on brink of ‘large-scale’ coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak of the coronavirus and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible … Read More

Determining COVID-19’s lethality muddied by politics

COVID-19’s lethality was always going to be a question for epidemiologists. But six months after the deadly coronavirus first gained international attention, politics has muddied the answer. The two main … 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

‘All the makings of a disaster’: How Florida became a coronavirus epicentre

Novel coronavirus cases continue to surge in the United States, but Florida has been hit particularly hard, often reporting around 10,000 cases per day over the last week. On Wednesday … Read More

Global coronavirus cases went from 10 million to 15 million in less than a month

In another record four-day span, a million new confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide brought the global total to 15 million Wednesday as countries remain divided in their response to the pandemic. … Read More

Trump promises to control coronavirus spread as Florida cases surge over 5th straight day

Florida reported over 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fifth day in a row the state has announced over 10,000 new infections, even as U.S. President Donald Trump … Read More

Canada adds 330 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 9 more deaths

Canada on Saturday reported 330 new cases of the novel coronavirus, plus nine additional deaths. The new deaths, which bring Canada’s death toll from COVID-19 to 8,848, include five that … Read More

Canada adds 330 coronavirus cases on Saturday, 9 more deaths

Canada on Saturday reported 330 new cases of the novel coronavirus, plus nine additional deaths. The new deaths, which brings Canada’s death toll from COVID-19 to 8,848, include five that … Read More

Another million coronavirus cases in 4 days brings worldwide total to 14 million

In just four days, another million cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed around the world, bringing the global total to 14 million Friday. With over 200,000 cases being reported … Read More

In just 5 days, coronavirus cases surged another million to 12M worldwide

The world added another million confirmed coronavirus cases to reach 12 million Wednesday — and it only took five days. That’s the quickest climb for a million new cases since … Read More

U.S. formally withdraws from WHO as coronavirus cases continue to spike: reports

The United States has formally submitted its withdrawal from the World Health Organization amid a continuing spike in domestic cases of the coronavirus, American reports state. Both CBS News and … Read More

Health Canada expands hand sanitizer recall over industrial-strength ethanol

Health Canada is expanding its recall of certain hand sanitizers over fears the products may include industrial-strength ethanol, bringing the total now pulled back from the market to nearly two … Read More

Ottawa’s coronavirus deficit will take ‘many, many years’ to pay down: economist

The massive federal deficit created by the unprecedented coronavirus emergency response could take more than 10 years to get under control, one economist suggests. In an interview with The West … Read More

Trump’s ‘strong wall’ to guard against coronavirus outbreak in China had holes: records

U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic — a “strong wall” … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of coronavirus on Thursday

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, the ninth day in a row for the province. As a result, there remain 165 total cases of … Read More

Trump touts U.S. job gains as coronavirus cases hit record highs

U.S. President Donald Trump at a press briefing on Thursday celebrated a government report showing the country gained 4.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 per cent … Read More

Coronavirus cases have hit 10 million worldwide. Where do we go from here?

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world hit 10 million on Sunday, a sobering milestone that experts say proves the pandemic is still not being contained on a … Read More

Short timelines for coronavirus vaccine are giving ‘false hope,’ virus expert warns

The seemingly endless nature of the coronavirus pandemic may leave many grasping for whatever shred of hope they can find about when it will finally come to an end, but … Read More

Bolsonaro’s concealment of Brazilian coronavirus data a survival move: experts

As the coronavirus claims tens of thousands of lives in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro is focused on ensuring his political survival and mobilizing his far-right supporters to do so. With … Read More

First coronavirus death reported at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, where there are fears the disease could spread fast … Read More

Nova Scotia to allow 10-person gatherings as no new coronavirus cases announced Friday

Nova Scotia is expanding its limits on gatherings under its coronavirus restrictions to 10 or more people, Premier Stephen McNeil announced on Friday. “Nova Scotians have done the hard work … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of coronavirus for first time since March

Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the first time it has done that since March. The news comes as Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. … Read More

Trudeau says Ottawa will help fund coronavirus contact tracing across Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2020 8:30 am Updated May 22, 2020 11:09 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Trudeau expected to face questions on how feds can help provinces test, trace COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to face pressure on Friday to detail how the federal government will help provinces massively scale up testing for coronavirus as the country slowly … Read More

Coronavirus infections top 5 million worldwide

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 5 million, proving the global spread of the pandemic is far from over. The milestone was reached as Latin American countries … Read More

‘China is a victim’ of coronavirus disinformation, Chinese ambassador to Canada says

China‘s ambassador to Canada is insisting his country is being victimized by a campaign of disinformation about its role in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The claim, however, comes … Read More

‘China is a victim’ of coronavirus disinformation, its ambassador insists

China‘s ambassador to Canada is insisting his country is being victimized by a campaign of disinformation about its role in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The claim, however, comes … Read More

Trudeau says world has questions ‘particularly’ for China on COVID-19 origin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be questions “particularly” for China about how the coronavirus pandemic began and its handling of the early days of the crisis. His comments … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds rolling out one-time top up for seniors eligible for OAS, GIS

Posted May 12, 2020 10:18 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Seniors feeling the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will … Read More

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