Red Deer hospital transferring new COVID-19 patients due to lack of capacity: AHS

COVID-19 patients who show up to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and require “a higher level of care” are being sent to Edmonton and Calgary as the hospital is … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine inequity now top of mind at United Nations meeting

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step … Read More

Over 50,000 have died from COVID-19 in Florida — a quarter of them this summer

Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge … Read More

WHO reports drop in new COVID-19 infections across the world

By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 15, 2021 7:57 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization said … Read More

COVID-19 anti-vaxx protests causing “moral injury” to hospital workers

Emergency room nurse Jaime Gallaher recalls the emotional toll of a verbal attack she recently faced from a woman at a grocery store after another gruelling workday. “I was still … Read More

Florida hit by its deadliest COVID-19 wave yet, driven by Delta variant surge

Funeral director Wayne Bright has seen grief piled upon grief during the latest COVID-19 surge. A woman died of the virus, and as her family was planning the funeral, her … Read More

ICU cases, hospitalizations rise as Alberta identifies 1,339 new COVID-19 infections

Alberta recorded its highest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases since mid-May on Thursday, as health authorities announced they had identified 1,339 new coronavirus cases since a day earlier. With … Read More

WHO calls on experts to join new advisory group probing COVID-19 origins

The World Health Organization has issued a call for experts to join a new advisory group it’s forming, in part to address the agency’s fraught attempts to investigate how the … Read More

Easing COVID-19 restrictions amid low vaccination rates a ‘toxic mixture’, WHO warns

World Health Organization emergencies program head Michael Ryan said on Wednesday that countries with low COVID-19 vaccination rates, combined with the lifting of restrictions, was a “toxic mixture.” Read more: … Read More

COVID-19 pandemic forced 75% Canadians to delay major life goals, survey shows

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted people’s lives and shifted priorities, a majority of Canadians put major life decisions on hold over the past 15 months, a new survey published Wednesday … Read More

Mental health visits for new moms rose 30% during COVID-19 pandemic, study shows

Toronto mom Heather Eldebs knew something was off soon after she gave birth to her son Joey five-and-a-half years ago. “I lost my appetite and I was not sleeping and … Read More

The U.S. border to Canada could reopen on June 22: reports

The Canada U.S. border has been shut down for more than a year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but according to a well-known immigration lawyer, that might be about to … Read More

How the COVID-19 pandemic sparked eating disorder surge in teens, adults

Many hospital beds are full. Waiting lists for outpatient treatment are bulging. And teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders are often finding it takes months to get an … Read More

Path out of COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy, but there’s hope: experts

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 experts say, even if it’s hard to see it while more contagious virus variants plunge parts of Canada into … Read More

U.S. relaxes COVID-19 distancing rules for schools, students to sit 3 feet apart

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its social distancing guidelines for schools Friday, saying students can now sit 3 feet apart in classrooms. The revised COVID-19 recommendations represent … Read More

Second jab of COVID-19 vaccine should not be delayed for cancer patients: report

Delayed administration of the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine leaves most cancer patients unprotected, a new report warns. In clinical trials last year, the messenger RNA vaccines were … Read More

How the COVID-19 pandemic left lifelong scars on the global job market

Esther Montanez’s housecleaning job at the Hilton Back Bay in Boston was a lifeline for her, a 31-year-old single mother with a 5-year-old son. The pay was steady and solid … Read More

Front-line health workers in Canada look back on ‘rollercoaster’ year of COVID-19

Challenging. Terrifying. Discouraging. Rollercoaster. These are just a few of the words used by front-line health-care workers across Canada to describe the coronavirus pandemic. From long hours at work, to … Read More

‘When will it end?’: New data suggests COVID-19 could become endemic

Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. Murray … Read More

‘I’ve felt discrimination’: Black leaders in the medical community call for change

Like in the United States and the United Kingdom, the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and racialized communities in Canada. A Global News analysis in October last year found … Read More

‘Significant underestimation’: Canada’s COVID-19 case count likely much higher than reported

Across Canada, thousands of new coronavirus cases are reported each day, as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a hold on everyday life. But does the official case count actually paint … Read More

Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

A potential health crisis is more likely as infectious diseases become increasingly immune to current antibiotic treatments, according to experts. Researchers from Lethbridge College are collecting and testing more than … Read More

‘Simple hug’: Queen delivers hopeful Christmas message amid COVID-19 pandemic

All many people want for Christmas this year is a simple hug, Queen Elizabeth II said in her annual festive message, saying it would be hard for those who lost … Read More

New coronavirus strain: U.S. to require negative COVID-19 test from U.K. travellers

The United States will require airline passengers from Britain to get a negative COVID-19 test before their flight, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Thursday. The U.S. … Read More

‘No absolute confidence’: Rollout of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine tests public trust

While excitement and enthusiasm greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made version has received a mixed response, with reports of empty Moscow clinics that offered … Read More

Trail use has increased during the coronavirus pandemic

Kathleen Doane and Susan Vaslet have been making it a priority to get outside and go for walks as often as possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “For our sanity, for … Read More

Russia claims its coronavirus vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ 92% effective

Russia says its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 92 per cent effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, as the global race for a vaccine accelerates to … Read More

Paper towel, dry baby wipes can work as filter in 3-layer masks: experts

As the cold winter weather forces most of us indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s health leaders say it’s time to upgrade our cloth face masks. Read more: Can’t wear … Read More

IN PHOTOS: Americans cast ballots at drive-thru locations for voters with COVID-19

American citizens who are considered active COVID-19 cases are still able to exercise their democratic right to cast ballots on Election Day. Across different parts of the U.S., drive-thru polling … Read More

Walmart Canada making masks mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12

Walmart Canada has announced it is making masks or face coverings mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12. In a statement, the company said this will apply in every store, … Read More

COVID-19: Doctors say wearing masks in crowded outdoor spaces helps prevent spread of coronavirus

With masks becoming mandatory at many indoors spots in Calgary on Aug 1, some doctors are now saying people should also be wearing them more often outdoors amid the ongoing … Read More

B.C. reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, community outbreak on Haida Gwaii

British Columbia saw a small dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday. Health officials reported 27 new cases, after a week in which new diagnoses topped … 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

B.C. records only 4 new coronavirus cases from new outbreaks at 2 companies

B.C. has recorded only four new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours. Those new cases are outbreaks at two Lower Mainland companies: Maersk Distribution in Delta … Read More

B.C. officials provide Tuesday coronavirus update

Officials are set to provide an update Tuesday on the number of coronavirus cases in B.C. The province recorded 24 new cases of the novel coronavirus from noon Saturday to noon … Read More

Coronavirus: UN’s global appeal to fund emergency aid in Yemen falls $1B short

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A United Nations appeal Tuesday for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country’s health … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China: former ambassador

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador … Read More

Research to examine emotional well-being of physicians, nurses during pandemic

A former University of Alberta professor is leading a research project examining the emotional well-being of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason Harley, a psychologist who is currently an … Read More

Trudeau says question of hazard pay for military in care homes remains undecided

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the question of whether military members serving in long-term care homes hit by the coronavirus pandemic remains under consideration. But he gave no indication of … 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

UBC researchers develop biodegradable masks made from B.C. wood fibres

Non-medical masks are becoming part of British Columbians’ everyday lives, with recommendations even being made to wear them on transit. Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) say they … Read More

U.S.-China tensions could make WHO coronavirus review ‘incredibly difficult:’ expert

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will need to be “improvements” made to the World Health Organization in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as questions about China‘s … Read More

Scheer presses for more House of Commons powers as coronavirus crisis stretches on

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says more parliamentary powers must be restored to properly scrutinize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the existing thrice-weekly meetings of a special … Read More

China supports ‘inclusive review’ of coronavirus response while pointing finger at U.S.

The Chinese government would be open to some sort of review of the coronavirus pandemic, according to its ambassador to Canada. But Cong Peiwu says that would need to be … 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

Cottage country mayors urge extreme long weekend caution to protect locals from coronavirus

Mayors from two Canadian cottage country regions are urging property owners to think carefully about whether they need to come up this upcoming long weekend. And if they do, owners … Read More

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