COVID-19: Moderna ‘essentially the same’ as Pfizer, Mackie says as clock ticks on thawed doses

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is continuing to urge the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated to get immunized against COVID-19 as it looks to use up thousands of thawed Moderna doses … Read More

COVID-19 vaccines are now mandatory at some U.S. companies. Could Canada be next?

As Canadians across the country continue to roll up their sleeves for their COVID-19 vaccines, employers are slowly starting to remind staff that office life will return — and soon. … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 12 cases Thursday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 12 … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine hurdles await international students eyeing campus life in Canada

Like many students eyeing in-class learning this fall, Nyle Maker is on the hunt for his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine before starting university in Hamilton. But unlike most, … Read More

How women could be the solution to Canada’s post-COVID skilled labour shortage

A shortage of skilled workers is intensifying in Canada, potentially threatening the pace of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that has policymakers looking at a largely untapped … Read More

Ontario reports more than 200 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time in three weeks

Ontario is reporting 218 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, jumping back into the 200s for the first time in three weeks. The provincial case total now stands at 549,952. The … Read More

Canadian Blood Services under strain as eased COVID-19 rules increase demand

A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada’s blood supply. Several provinces have started lifting restrictions – most notably Alberta, … Read More

COVID-19 is surging in Alberta, but experts say other provinces shouldn’t worry yet

Cases of COVID-19 are surging in Alberta. Over the course of the last two weeks, officials reported more than 749 infections. Meanwhile, Alberta health authorities confirmed 71 new cases of … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU facing over-supply of Moderna doses as vaccinations decline

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it has 21,300 doses of Moderna‘s COVID-19 vaccine that need to be used in the next two weeks. The health unit is urging anyone who … Read More

Simpsons’ Tim Long bases comedy film ‘The Exchange’ on youth in Exeter, Ont.

After a lengthy delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a film based loosely on The Simpsons writer and producer Tim Long’s childhood experiences in Exeter, Ont., will be released Friday. … Read More

Alberta to adjust COVID-19 masking, isolation, testing rules over next month

In several phases, Alberta will be changing some COVID-19 rules around masking and isolating to recommendations, as about three-quarters of eligible people have at least one dose of vaccine. Starting … Read More

COVID-19: 2 new cases in Middlesex-London, 23 more variant cases confirmed

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

Google rolls out COVID-19 vaccine mandate, delays workers’ return to office

Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses … Read More

Ontario reports 158 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 158 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a slight increase from the day prior. The provincial case total now stands at 549,734. On Tuesday, there were 129 new … Read More

As Canada hits COVID-19 vaccine milestone, reducing barriers to access key: experts

Canada hit a major new milestone in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout this week. After a slow start to vaccination efforts at the beginning of the year and a rapid influx … Read More

Almost 650K Quebecers have jumped on COVID-19 vaccine lottery bandwagon

Quebecers are showing enthusiasm for the province’s Loto-Québec COVID-19 vaccine lottery with 644,029 people registering since Sunday, the Health Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. Registration got off to a … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 8 cases, 5 recoveries

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

CDC now recommends fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in some places

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the Delta variant are spreading rapidly, U.S. authorities … Read More

U.S. CDC to revive mask recommendation for fully vaccinated, sources say

By David Shepardson Reuters Posted July 27, 2021 11:26 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Centers for Disease Control and … Read More

Ontario reports 129 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

Ontario is reporting 129 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a slight increase from the day prior. The provincial case total now stands at 549,576. On Monday, there were 119 new … Read More

Canada could see resurgence of potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus this summer: report

Canada should anticipate a resurgence of a potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus as COVID-19 physical distancing measures are relaxed, according to a new report. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is very … Read More

Changes coming for large events, bars as Quebec to further ease COVID-19 restrictions

Quebec is once again relaxing public health rules provincewide as the number of new daily COVID-19 cases remains stable and a greater proportion of the population is vaccinated. The new … Read More

90% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases are among unvaccinated, feds say

Almost 90 per cent of reported COVID-19 cases across Canada are among those who are unvaccinated, a new national public health report shows. “Since the start of the vaccination campaign … Read More

Israel considers COVID-19 booster shots for seniors to fend off Delta variant

Israel is considering giving a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to its elderly population even before FDA approval in order to help fend off the Delta coronavirus variant, a health … Read More

Ontario asks feds to work with WHO on ensuring mixed COVID-19 vaccines recognized abroad

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2021 11:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario has asked the federal … Read More

Ontario reports 119 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily increase in two weeks

Ontario is reporting 119 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the smallest daily increase in two weeks. The provincial case total now stands at 549,447. Monday’s case count is a significant … Read More

U.S. moving in ‘wrong direction’ says Fauci, as COVID-19 Delta variant rages on

The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fuelled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re … Read More

Ontario reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Ontario is reporting 172 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 549,328. According to Sunday’s report, 48 cases were recorded in Toronto, 23 in Peel Region, and … Read More

‘Shadow pandemic’ of femicide looms, experts warn as Canada prepares to reopen

After more than a year of quarantines, lockdowns and separations due to COVID-19, Canada is slowly reopening. But experts say another pandemic, of femicide and domestic violence, has been quietly … Read More

Ontario reports 170 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths; 124K more vaccines administered

Ontario reported 170 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to date to 549,156. For comparison, last Saturday 176 cases were reported. Three new … Read More

France’s far right take to the streets in protest of COVID-19 vaccine rules

By The Staff The Associated Press Posted July 24, 2021 10:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Far-right activists and members … Read More

Age, location, information: experts outline key factors boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake

In a sleepy Eastern Ontario pocket, residents boast an enviable record: the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in all of Ontario. Over 76 per cent of the residents of the Leeds, … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit adds 10 cases Friday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit added another 10 … Read More

Bank of Canada joins growing list of employers looking to hybrid work model

The Bank of Canada will allow most of its staff to clock in up to half their hours remotely once public health guidelines allow it to fully reopen offices, a … Read More

White House blames YouTube, Facebook for spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and are … Read More

Are fake vaccine cards being used to enter Canada?

The debate surrounding the need for COVID-19 vaccine passports continues, but it seems some people are already looking for ways around the system. There are multiple reports of fake vaccine … Read More

Conflicting COVID-19 mask advice leads to confusion in U.S. amid Delta variant surge

A COVID-19 surge ignited in parts of the United States by the highly contagious Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy has led to new mask mandates and deep confusion among some … Read More

Quebec reports more than 100 new COVID-19 cases again, hospitalizations drop

Quebec recorded 101 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday amid a slight uptick in infections in the province. The latest daily tally marks the third consecutive day that … Read More

Ontario reports 192 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ontario is reporting 192 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 548,986. According to Friday’s report, 43 cases were recorded in Toronto, 25 in Peel Region, 18 … Read More

While some U.S. Republicans push COVID-19 vaccine, experts warn it may be too late

Republican politicians in the U.S. are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more … Read More

Longer gap between Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots boosts antibodies higher, study finds

A longer gap between doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels than a shorter gap, a British study found on Friday, but there is a sharp … Read More

2-dose vaccine series may be offered to those previously infected with COVID-19: NACI

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee has recommended a complete two-dose series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who have been previously infected with the coronavirus. The National Advisory Committee on … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU would support mandatory vaccination at Western University

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it would support a mandatory vaccination policy at Western University, should the university wish to implement such a policy. Western announced in May that it … Read More

Vestiaire St-Joseph food bank in Shediac to start home delivery

The Vestiaire St-Joseph food bank in Shediac, N.B., has a new set of wheels to help feed people in need amid and after the pandemic. “It is going to make … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could lead to forfeited games

NFL teams have been warned they could forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak among non-vaccinated players, and players on both teams wouldn’t get paid that week. “As we … Read More

Clearer messaging needed on COVID-19 vaccination in Beauce region, local mayor says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 22, 2021 2:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The mayor of a town … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 7 cases, 10 recoveries

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton On Thursday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported … Read More

Quebec adds 99 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Quebec reported 99 new COVID-19 infections and three additional deaths Thursday as the pandemic continues. The latest daily tally of cases is the second day in a row that cases … Read More

Ontario reports 185 COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

Ontario is reporting 185 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 548,794. According to Thursday’s report, 22 in Grey Bruce, 17 in Hamilton, 18 in Toronto, 11 … Read More

2 shots of Pfizer vaccine 88% effective against Delta variant: study

Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study … Read More

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