Quebec could push back Nov. 15 health network vaccination deadline: Legault

Quebec Premier François Legault opened the door Monday to further postponing a Nov. 15 deadline for health workers to be fully vaccinated. In a series of radio interviews, Legault said … Read More

Virtual or in-person care? Post-pandemic, Canadian doctors say there’s room for both

For 20 months, Canadians have dealt with an evolving medical landscape that has seen family doctors move from mostly in-person appointments to mainly virtual ones due to COVID-19 concerns. Now, … Read More

Inquest into COVID-19 deaths at Quebec long-term care home hears from final witnesses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 25, 2021 2:21 pm     Updated October 25, 2021 2:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

COVID-19: N.B. reporting 3 more deaths, including person in their 40s

New Brunswick is reporting three COVID-related deaths on Monday, bringing the province’s total number of deaths to 111. According to Public Health, a person in their 40s in Zone 1 … Read More

‘Let us dance’: Event organizers contend with cancellations due to no dancing rules

Live event organizers and entertainers claim many big-revenue clients have been cancelling live event bookings in large numbers after newly-announced provincial guidelines lifted event capacity limits but left dancing restrictions … Read More

Ontario reports 326 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Ontario is reporting 326 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as the seven-day average continues to decline. The provincial case total now stands at 597,841. Of the 326 new cases recorded, … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine safe and protective for kids, company says

Moderna Inc said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response and was generally well-tolerated in children aged six to 11 years, and the company plans to submit … Read More

B.C. lifting COVID-19 capacity limits on gatherings for much of province

British Columbia is set to lift capacity restrictions on gatherings across much of the province Monday, though some say not everyone will be ready to party like it’s early 2020 … Read More

B.C. lifts COVID-19 capacity limits on gatherings for much of province

British Columbia lifted capacity restrictions on gatherings across much of the province Monday, though some say not everyone will be ready to party like it’s early 2020 while still wearing … Read More

Ed Sheeran tests COVID-19 positive days before album release

By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 24, 2021 2:43 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British pop star Ed Sheeran … Read More

‘These diseases are now vaccine preventable’: the parallels between polio and COVID-19

Sunday marked World Polio Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and physicians are reminding us of the parallels between the highly infectious and crippling disease that spread in the first half of … Read More

Parents more hesitant to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19. Here’s why

Jennifer Hubert jumped at the opportunity to get her COVID-19 vaccine, but she’s not looking forward to having to make the decision about whether to vaccinate her three-year-old son Jackson. … Read More

Ontario reports 370 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ontario reported 370 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,515. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 247 involve people … Read More

COVID-19: Federal government provides more details on Sask. military aid

The federal government provided more details on Saturday about the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) assistance coming to Saskatchewan to help deal with high COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Read more: Canadian … Read More

Germany records highest daily COVID-19 infections since mid-May

Germany recorded the highest incidence of coronavirus infections since mid-May on Saturday, reaching the threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 in the past seven days that used to be the … Read More

Russia marks record number of COVID-19 deaths for 5th straight day

Russia reported 1,075 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, its fifth straight daily record, as the authorities prepare to shut workplaces countrywide and lock down the capital. Read more: Russia surpasses 1,000 … Read More

Ontario reports less than 400 COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Ontario reported 373 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,145. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 264 involve people … Read More

Ontario reports fewer than 400 COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Ontario reported 373 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,145. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 264 involve people … Read More

Here’s what the future of work looks like after COVID-19

Jessa Marie Zabala looks across the room through dark lenses and waves at her coworker, Susan Choi, who enters their meeting appearing as a floating purple astronaut’s helmet. “Hey Susan,” … Read More

Canadian military to provide COVID-19 support in Saskatchewan

Front-line workers battling the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan are about to get some much-needed help from the Canadian military. In a tweet Friday night, Minister of Public Safety … Read More

Quebec is relaxing COVID 19 restrictions, but dancing still off limits in clubs

For Montreal DJ Marc-Andre Patry, there’s no point performing if people can’t dance. “I wouldn’t go to the museum for an exhibition and look at a piece of art on … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 27 cases Friday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

Scientists urge U.K. government to ensure rapid return of COVID-19 restrictions

The British government’s scientific advisers urged the government on Friday to ensure coronavirus restrictions can be introduced rapidly, as the rate of new infections continues to grow. Britain has recorded … Read More

High vaccinations, low cases: When is it safe to lift COVID-19 restrictions?

With Ontario’s COVID-19 case numbers plateauing in recent weeks, Premier Doug Ford announced Friday afternoon the province’s new plan for gradually lifting remaining restrictions. Beginning Monday, the province is lifting … Read More

Kids asked not to yell ‘trick-or-treat’ as part of Quebec’s pandemic Halloween rules

Quebec kids are being asked not to yell ‘trick-or-treat’ as they go door-to-door for candy and to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handy this Halloween. The province’s Health Department … Read More

Ontario COVID-19 case counts expected to remain stable if some measures kept: modelling

Recently released provincial modelling suggests that Ontario’s COVID-19 case counts will remain stable, even with more social contacts, if some public health measures remain in place. Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory … Read More

People with allergic reaction to 1st COVID vaccine can ‘safely receive future doses’: NACI

People who have had an allergic reaction immediately following their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine can safely get a second dose, according to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). … Read More

PCR travel tests remain because Canada’s not ‘out of the woods yet,’ Tam says

Canada isn’t ready to scrap the COVID-19 PCR testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers despite lifting a blanket advisory against non-essential travel, officials say. Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer … Read More

Ontario reports just under 500 new COVID-19 cases for 12th straight day

Ontario is reporting 492 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the 12th day in a row the count is fewer than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 596,772. Of … Read More

Pfizer vaccine trial in kids shows 91% efficacy against COVID-19

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of children 5 to 11 years old, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Sixteen children in … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 cases are still falling after Thanksgiving weekend, data shows

Despite fears of a surge in COVID-19 cases following the Thanksgiving long weekend, infections are continuing to fall across most of Canada, according to national data. The overall positivity rate … Read More

Halifax research looking into postpartum life, COVID-19 and the virtual world

When Jennifer Kim gave birth to her third child this past June, she immediately knew it wasn’t going to be like her previous postpartum experiences. Instead of immediately inviting friends … Read More

U.S. CDC approves Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccine boosters, along with mixing of shots

Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months … Read More

Canada lifts blanket warning against non-essential travel introduced amid COVID-19

The federal government has quietly lifted its advisory against all non-essential travel abroad that was introduced in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The advisory was lifted on the … Read More

Canada lifts blanket advisory against non-essential travel introduced amid COVID-19

The federal government has quietly lifted its advisory against all non-essential travel abroad that was introduced in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic — as long as those travellers … Read More

Canada’s getting an international vaccine passport. Here’s how it will work

Canadians can now get a COVID-19 proof of vaccination form for international travel, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. Here’s what you need to know. Read more: Trudeau unveils Canada’s … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU reports 20 cases, death of man in his 70s

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

New Brunswick officials to hold COVID-19 briefing Thursday afternoon

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell are scheduled to hold a COVID-19 news conference Thursday afternoon. The event is set to begin … Read More

COVID-19: A ‘terrible milestone’ as New Brunswick surpasses 100 deaths

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs announced a “terrible milestone” on Thursday as the province reported two more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 101. “These are not statistics. … Read More

Canada getting 2.9M COVID-19 shots for kids ‘shortly’ after approval

Canadian kids will be able to get their first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine soon after the shots are approved by Health Canada, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In … Read More

Hospitalizations continue to drop as Quebec sees 428 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Quebec reported 428 new infections and three additional deaths linked to COVID-19 as hospital numbers remained on the downswing Thursday. Pandemic-related hospitalizations dropped by 13 to 274. Health officials say … Read More

Trudeau unveils Canada’s international proof-of-vaccination for COVID-19

Canada is launching a standard federal proof of COVID-19 vaccination system, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday. The vaccine passport will show your name, date of birth, and COVID-19 … Read More

Ontario reports 413 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 413 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the eleventh day in a row the count is fewer than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 596,280. Of … Read More

Pfizer COVID-19 booster effective against virus, Delta strain, company says

Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE on Thursday said data from a phase three trial demonstrated high efficacy of a booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine against the virus, … Read More

Health-care workers press Trudeau to keep his campaign promise on paid sick leave

A coalition of front-line health-care workers has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fast-track proposed legislative amendments to grant paid sick leave to federally regulated workers. Trudeau has said an early priority of his newly re-elected … Read More

NDP backs hybrid Parliament, says MPs can be ‘vectors’ to COVID-19 spread

Conservatives say they disagree with a committee of MPs deciding that only fully vaccinated MPs, staff and visitors can enter the House of Commons. Their objection represents the first challenge … Read More

COVID-19: Top Saskatchewan doctor breaks down while presenting modelling

During a technical briefing regarding COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab got emotional while presenting case modelling. Read more: Masking, isolation order extended until … Read More

‘No middle ground’: How children’s COVID-19 vaccination is polarizing parents

When the COVID-19 vaccines are approved and made available for young kids in Canada, Ontario mom Alyssa Beauchamp will not be rushing to get her five-year-old son jabbed. The 22-year-old … Read More

Pair of COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Montreal’s east end set to close

In Montreal, a pair of COVID-19 vaccination clinics will close their doors this week in the eastern tip of the city. The CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the local health authority, says … Read More

Quebec plans to end pandemic state of emergency in 2022, but some measures could remain longer

Premier François Legault says that while the province plans to lift the pandemic state of emergency after younger children have been vaccinated, some health measures may stick around longer. Legault told … Read More

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