U.S. CDC overrules advisors, recommends COVID-19 boosters for all high-risk people

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine boosters recommended for 65+, at-risk people: U.S. CDC advisers

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel on Thursday recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and … Read More

U.S. backs Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots. Should Canada do the same?

The U.S. has authorized booster shots of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for certain high-risk groups, and experts say Canada should consider doing the same. On Wednesday, the FDA authorized booster shots … Read More

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots. Should Canada do the same?

The U.S. FDA has authorized booster shots of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for certain high-risk groups, and experts say Canada should consider doing the same. On Wednesday, the FDA authorized booster … Read More

The new C.1.2 COVID-19 variant ‘does not appear’ to be spreading, WHO says

A new COVID-19 variant that researchers have flagged as “concerning” due to the large number of mutations it possesses does not appear to be spreading, according to the World Health … Read More

What is the new C.1.2 COVID-19 variant? Here’s what we know so far

South African researchers are raising concern over the spread of a new COVID-19 variant riddled with a number of mutations, including some associated with increased transmissibility and a resistance to … Read More

Several Canadian long-term-care companies to enforce mandatory COVID 19 shot policy

A group of major Canadian long-term care operators will require COVID-19 vaccination for all staff this fall. Chartwell Retirement Residences, Extendicare, Responsive Group Inc., Revera Inc., and Sienna Senior Living … Read More

Most Canadians unsympathetic to unvaccinated who get sick with COVID-19, poll finds

The majority of Canadians vaccinated against COVID-19 say they don’t sympathize towards unvaccinated Canadians that become sick with COVID-19, according to the results of a new poll. The findings, detailed … 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

Yukon adds 44 more COVID-19 cases as virus ‘widely transmitted’ across territory

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 27, 2021 11:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon is reporting 44 new … Read More

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be 2nd dose after AstraZeneca shot: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its guidance, now recommending that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred second doses for those who took AstraZeneca … Read More

Ontario reports 525 new COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths

Ontario is reporting 525 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as case counts continue to trend downward marking the eighth day in a row it’s below 1,000. The provincial total now … Read More

Yukon allows gatherings of up to 200 amid high COVID-19 vaccination rates

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2021 9:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon residents can begin gathering … Read More

India reports record day of COVID-19 deaths as cases pass 25 million

India’s total virus cases since the pandemic began swept past 25 million on Tuesday as the country registered more than 260,000 new cases and a record 4,329 fatalities in the … Read More

Dementia, Alzheimer’s most common disease associated with COVID-19 deaths: StatCan

A new report from Statistics Canada has found that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease were the most common medical conditions found in patients who died from COVID-19 last year. The report, … Read More

‘The lost month of February’: COVID-19 was preventable, report shows

The COVID-19 pandemic could have been prevented but due to a lack of world leadership, an outbreak turned into a global health catastrophe that has killed more than 3.3 million … Read More

Eid during COVID-19: How Muslims are celebrating in the 2nd year of restrictions

After a “very lonely month” of fasting during Ramadan amid COVID-19 restrictions, Afreina Noor and her husband are hoping to make the most of Eid under the circumstances. The Pakistani … Read More

Domestic flights account for 80% of COVID-19 cases among air travellers

Domestic flights in Canada are currently carrying more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than international flights, according to federal data, accounting for more than 80 per cent of planes with potential … Read More

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine effective at preventing severe outcomes from 2 variants: studies

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was found to be extremely effective at preventing severe outcomes — like hospitalization and death — caused by more transmissible or vaccine-resistant variants, according to two recently-published … Read More

Death due to COVID-19 parties could lead to manslaughter charges, experts warn

People who break health rules by holding parties that lead to death from COVID-19 should heed the warning from a British Columbia judge about facing a manslaughter charge, legal experts … Read More

Feds’ COVID-19 vaccine supply may not be enough to keep up with provinces, data suggests

As officials point forward to millions of incoming COVID-19 vaccine doses, current vaccination data analyzed by Global News suggests that federal vaccine deliveries are falling short of provincial administration rates … Read More

Canada’s military facing challenges like pilot training, part shortages amid COVID-19

Canada’s military pilots are in danger of losing their edge as COVID-19-related restrictions curtail their ability to train at home and abroad, according to a senior Royal Canadian Air Force … Read More

Hoping for a less restrictive summer? Officials say 75% of Canadians need 1st vaccine

If Canadians are hoping for a summer of fewer public health restrictions, then 75 per cent of adults need to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according … Read More

Bad news overload: COVID-19 pandemic blurs lines between informing public, feeding anxiety

TORONTO, S.D. — Scrolling through social media for COVID-19 updates has become a precarious activity for some Canadians, with news of the worsening pandemic becoming harder to escape. More than … Read More

India’s capital to go into lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

New Delhi was being put under a weeklong lockdown Monday night as an explosive surge in coronavirus cases pushed India’s capital’s health system to its limit. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal … Read More

Canada expecting 1M Pfizer vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays shipment

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 19, 2021 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada will have to wait … Read More

Global cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in 2 months: WHO

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 16, 2021 7:32 am     Updated April 16, 2021 7:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … 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

COVID-19 has changed. Should our outdoor behaviour shift too?

With new, more contagious COVID-19 variants circulating across the country, health officials are warning Canadians to stay vigilant, keep their distance and wear a mask. But what about gathering outside? … Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot set to soon arrive in Canada. Here’s what we know

Canada will soon add another COVID-19 vaccine to its supply, with procurement minister Anita Anand announcing this week that initial shipments of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose jab are to arrive … Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will soon arrive in Canada. Here’s what we know

Canada will soon add another COVID-19 vaccine to its supply, with procurement minister Anita Anand announcing this week that initial shipments of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose jab are to arrive … 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 adds 4,428 new COVID-19 cases as Tam urges ‘stronger’ measures against virus

Canada’s chief public health officer warned Saturday that current health orders are not enough to stop rapid growth of COVID-19, as provinces push ahead with plans to reopen their economies. … Read More

Undocumented workers in Canada fear deportation if they get COVID-19 vaccine: advocates

Undocumented workers in Canada fear that getting vaccinated could mean being arrested if someone reports them to police or immigration authorities because of their lack of proper identification, say advocates. … Read More

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine plant approved in U.S.

A large plant being used to manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was cleared by U.S. regulators on Tuesday, setting the stage for the weekly U.S. supply to surge more then 20 percent. About 27 million … Read More

Canada’s pandemic ‘alert’ system failed to operate properly for COVID-19: report

An interim review of why Ottawa’s early pandemic warning system failed to issue a formal alert on COVID-19 has described a lack of detailed knowledge of the system by senior … Read More

U.S. to hit goal of administering 100M COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday, Biden says

With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden‘s goal of injecting 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House announced on Thursday the nation … Read More

26 global experts call for new investigation into COVID-19 origins

Despite a high-profile visit to China by a team of international experts in January, the world is no closer to knowing the origins of COVID-19, according to one of the … Read More

‘We have it totally under control’: Signs missed in Trump’s coronavirus response

By the time U.S. President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the … Read More

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