2 U.S. travellers fined $20K each for presenting fake COVID-19 vaccine documents in Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 30, 2021 6:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Two travellers who … Read More

How the Delta variant is reviving COVID-19 surges worldwide

The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is slowing. That’s leading to wastage, experts warn

Canada’s demand for COVID-19 vaccines is slowly dropping, experts say, and they warn those waiting to see whether cases spike before getting their jabs are wasting time the body needs … Read More

Canada’s vaccine supply to hit 66M doses next week — enough for all currently eligible

By next week, Canada will have enough COVID-19 vaccines in the country to inoculate every eligible Canadian, government officials said Tuesday. The country is set to hit a total stockpile … Read More

‘Learn to live with it’: COVID-19 can’t be eradicated like smallpox, experts warn

As COVID-19 restrictions start slowly lifting across the world, some countries are telling people they need to learn to live with the virus — as it’s not going anywhere. That’s … Read More

Not enough young Canadians are ‘offering their arm’ for COVID-19 vaccines: Tam

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says she is concerned that COVID-19 vaccination rates among younger Canadians aren’t high enough as the rate of first-dose shots is slowing. “Now … Read More

U.K. is seeing a 4th wave of COVID-19. But this does not mean Canada will, experts say

A fourth wave of COVID-19 now surging across the United Kingdom doesn’t have to become a reality in Canada as long as people keep getting vaccinated as quickly as possible, … Read More

Canada set to receive 3.7M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive 3.7 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, bringing the total of COVID-19 vaccine deliveries above 53.7 million doses. The new deliveries … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 death toll could be thousands higher than official count: report

More than 26,000 Canadians have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to government statistics. This is a huge number, but researchers say it might not be … Read More

29% of Canadians broke COVID-19 restrictions, and many felt justified doing so: survey 

Almost 30 per cent of respondents in a newly released Canada-wide survey admitted to breaking COVID-19 rules — and felt justified doing so. The survey by the Canadian Hub for … Read More

Canada’s total COVID-19 vaccine doses to top 50M by end of week

Canada should have enough COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this week to fully inoculate three-quarters of all Canadians over the age of 12. Brig. Gen. Krista Brodie, the military … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 situation looking up, but Delta variant threatens fall and winter

Hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the country, but the highly contagious Delta variant stands a chance of unravelling some of the progress Canada has made, according to … Read More

Canada secures 1.4M more Moderna doses for June, bringing month’s vaccine total to over 20M

Canada has secured an 1.4 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses for the month of June, Procurement Minister Anita Anand confirmed on Monday. That brings Canada’s total Moderna vaccine doses to … Read More

Canada set to receive 9.5M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week due to Moderna influx

Canada is poised to receive around 9.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to a massive infusion of shots from Moderna. The federal government says the Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical firm … Read More

Canadian Armed Forces winding down COVID-19 task force at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has begun winding down its operations at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre amid the recent receding number of COVID-19 patients in Ontario’s intensive care units. … Read More

Manitoba to get federal aid to battle COVID-19 surge as other provinces see success

Officials imposed new restrictions or offered support to existing and emerging COVID-19 hot spots on Monday while regions where the pandemic appeared to be loosening its grip continued to ease … Read More

What you can do and when under Ontario’s new 3-phase COVID-19 reopening plan

The Ontario government has unveiled a three-phase COVID-19 reopening plan that will gradually guide the province as it emerges from a weeks-long stay-at-home order imposed on all regions. Premier Doug … Read More

Trudeau says family, friend BBQs can happen this summer — with a caveat

Canadians will be able to invite over friends and family for a BBQ this summer if COVID-19 infection rates are down and a vast majority of the population is vaccinated … Read More

U.K. allows indoor pints and movie theatres. When will Canada relax COVID-19 rules?

As the United Kingdom slowly eases COVID-19 restrictions, such as allowing people to have a pint indoors or take in a football game, experts say Canada may be months away … Read More

80% of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for travel: poll

A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. It also suggests Canadians are … Read More

Canadians’ trust in COVID-19 vaccines growing, but it depends on the shot: survey 

A new survey from Proof Strategies suggests it’s not only Canada’s national vaccine advisers who have a “preferred” COVID-19 vaccine. The survey of 1,500 people taken during the first three … Read More

House of Commons debate over Alberta COVID-19 outbreak sees blame, no solutions

An emergency House of Commons debate on the worsening COVID-19 situation in Alberta Wednesday evening saw the Liberal government voice their concern, but offer no new funding or solutions to … Read More

Confusion, anger arises over NACI’s mixed messaging on ‘preferred’ COVID-19 vaccine

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. … Read More

Nunavut, N.W.T. capitals issue new orders as COVID-19 surges in Canada’s north

Nunavut’s capital declared a state of emergency Monday and Yellowknife in the neighbouring N.W.T. closed its schools as news cases of COVID-19 sprang up in both territories. Iqaluit, a city of about … Read More

1.3% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases had 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% of Canadians got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

Canada set to receive 1 million more Moderna doses in May as Ontario marks 8K deaths

Ontario marked a grim COVID-19 milestone Thursday as its virus-related death toll passed 8,000 and provincial health leaders sped up plans that could get more Canadians vaccinated in the coming … Read More

Canadian military’s COVID-19 medical task force assuming duties at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital

Just days after dozens of Canadian Armed Forces medical and logistical personnel were given their orders to assist Ontario’s strained hospital system as health-care workers tend to critically ill COVID-19 … Read More

Asthma, cancer did not increase risk of testing COVID-19 positive, study shows

Cancer patients are at a higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19, but surprisingly had a lower chance of testing positive for the respiratory disease during Canada’s first wave. … Read More

‘Dawn is coming’ for Canada amid worst public health crisis in a century: WHO adviser

As Canada endures the third wave of COVID-19, a virus that has already claimed tens of thousands of lives within our borders, a World Health Organization adviser has a message … Read More

Emergency House of Commons debate on COVID-19 devolves into finger-pointing

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 21, 2021 10:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An emergency parliamentary debate that … Read More

Canada reports 1st blood clot in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipient

Canada announced on Tuesday its first report of a rare blood clot in a person who had received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said … Read More

Canada to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week as COVID-19 soars across country

The recent flood of COVID-19 vaccine doses into Canada is expected to wane this week, with a little more than one million shots scheduled for delivery over the next seven … Read More

Canada to get nearly 2M vaccines this week as pandemic’s 3rd wave swells

OTTAWA – The federal government is expecting Moderna to make good this week on a previously promised batch of 855,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses that were expected last week. Read more: … Read More

Canada expected to receive 1.5M doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from U.S.

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 30, 2021 6:25 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government is expecting … Read More

Canada approves Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, officials announced Friday. The vaccine adds to Canada’s growing arsenal, becoming the fourth official shot to get Health Canada’s seal … Read More

Canada to announce approval of Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Canada is set to announce it has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, Global News has confirmed. The vaccine adds to Canada’s growing arsenal, becoming the fourth … Read More

Here’s who the provinces say should expect COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. Here’s a … Read More

‘Early indications’ vaccines having impact on COVID-19 infection rates, Njoo says

Only two months into Canada’s nationwide rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, officials say there are early signs the precious drug is having an impact on infection rates. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s … Read More

Health Canada to decide on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in ‘coming days’

On the heels of approval by European regulators, Health Canada said it expects a decision on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “in the coming days.” Read more: Travellers to pay ‘more than … Read More

Travellers to pay ‘more than $2K’ for new mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is cracking down on non-essential travel, announcing a slew of measures including the suspension of all flights to sunny destinations amid the coronavirus pandemic. “With the … Read More

Experts say COVID-19 exposed fault lines in Canada. Here’s 5 big lessons we can learn

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Press interviewed a group of leading Canadian experts in disease control and epidemiology and asked them what should be done to reduce … Read More

One year since Canada’s 1st COVID-19 case. Here’s how daily life has changed for some

On January 25th, 2020, Canadians were still living their lives like they always had: commuting to the office, visiting friends, dining out, hugging loved ones, vacationing. But the announcement that … Read More

Ottawa seeking consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine rollout amid questions

The federal government is looking to bring in an external public health consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine distribution, amid growing scrutiny and questions over how the process is unfolding. … Read More

No serious side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines so far, Health Canada says

Health Canada has no reports of unexpected side-effects from patients vaccinated against COVID-19 thus far. “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, … Read More

Watch live as federal officials discuss COVID-19, vaccine rollout in Canada

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Watch live as Trudeau, officials discuss COVID-19 and vaccine rollout

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Canada’s September vaccine target could hinge on other approvals

Canada’s goal to acquire enough COVID-19 vaccines for all Canadians could hinge, in part, on the approval of other candidates. While the planned deliveries of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will … Read More

Over 600K Canadians have now been infected with COVID-19

Canada surpassed 600,000 cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, as much of the country continues to grapple with accelerating transmission and hospitalizations. The national total climbed to 600,667 as of … Read More

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