Coronavirus: Questions swirl around what’s needed to achieve herd immunity

Canadians have been told that herd immunity must be achieved before some semblance of normalcy can return to their lives, but what is not yet known is what is needed … Read More

Should you still be disinfecting your groceries? Two experts say no

If you’ve found yourself wiping down your groceries with disinfectant wipes at some point since the coronavirus pandemic began, you are not alone. Even Montreal Children’s Hospital Infectious Diseases Specialist … Read More

Coronavirus is causing 10,000 more children to die of hunger per month globally: UN

The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That … Read More

Coronavirus cases are rising by record numbers in every region of the world

Almost 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally … Read More

Trump signs orders to lower drug prices, including by importing from Canada

By Jeff Mason and Alexandra Alper Reuters Posted July 24, 2020 4:35 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President Donald … Read More

Temporary basic income would help world’s poor during coronavirus pandemic: UN

By Michelle Nichols Reuters Posted July 23, 2020 12:38 am     Updated July 23, 2020 12:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Trump to resume regular coronavirus briefings as U.S. cases continue to soar

President Donald Trump is set to once again take center stage in the government’s coronavirus response after a White House debate over how best to deploy its greatest and most … Read More

California reports nearly 12,000 coronavirus cases in 1 day, setting new record

California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools … Read More

Kentucky saw nearly 1,000 coronavirus cases in a single day

A daily record of nearly 1,000 coronavirus cases was reported Sunday in Kentucky, a spike that the governor of that state said should be a “wake-up call” for residents to … Read More

Global coronavirus cases see record daily increase for 2nd day in a row: WHO

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours. The biggest … Read More

It took 27 days for Brazil to go from 1 million coronavirus cases to 2 million

Brazil on Thursday passed the 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases mark, with little sign that the rate of increase is slowing as anger grows over President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of … Read More

Air Canada urges feds to ease coronavirus limits, calls for ‘science-based approach’

Air Canada is again urging the government to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, this time by adopting a “science-based approach” that would open travel to countries with low risks of infection. … Read More

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll now fourth-highest in the world

Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic rose above 35,000 on Sunday, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for the world’s fourth-highest death total, according to Reuters data. But … Read More

As Florida’s coronavirus cases surge, some ⁠— including ‘grim reaper’ ⁠— want masks mandated

He’s a lawyer in a northern Florida beach town but the world, staring down a global pandemic over the novel coronavirus, knows him as the Florida grim reaper.  Daniel Uhlfelder … Read More

As Florida’s coronavirus cases surge, some — including ‘grim reaper’ — want masks mandated

He’s a lawyer in a northern Florida beach town but the world, staring down a global pandemic over the novel coronavirus, knows him as the Florida grim reaper.  Daniel Uhlfelder … Read More

China’s CanSino in talks for large-scale trial of potential coronavirus vaccine overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on … Read More

Coronavirus: Trump wears face mask for first time during a public appearance

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the … Read More

Main coronavirus test produces ‘false negatives’ at least 20% of the time, study shows

The primary type of testing for the novel coronavirus around the world, including Canada, produces “false-negative” results at least 20 per cent of the time, researchers from Johns Hopkins University … 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

Alberta’s auditor general ‘very likely’ to review province’s COVID-19 response

Posted May 19, 2020 6:34 pm Updated May 19, 2020 7:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The province’s auditor general … Read More

‘Wouldn’t that be nice?’: Trump wants to prepare U.S. stockpile for future pandemics

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the … Read More

How the coronavirus pandemic could change meat processing in Canada

The novel coronavirus pandemic has some meat processors and industry groups calling for a more regional approach to food production. Seventy per cent of Canada’s beef processing capability lies in … Read More

British Columbia Securities Commission warning about companies aggressively promoting COVID-19 cure

“Revive was founded on the premise of finding new uses for known drugs, and we are expanding on our rich product portfolio to target infectious diseases such as the coronavirus disease or COVID-19,” Revive’s CEO Michael Frank said in a statement.

Parents concerned about New Brunswick’s plans for home learning

With New Brunswick schools closed for the rest of the school year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents in the province are bracing themselves for a new challenge: … Read More

Canada waives $30M in licence fees for broadcasters amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 30, 2020 7:32 pm Updated March 30, 2020 7:34 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: First case of community spread identified in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has its first case of COVID-19 that is the result of spread within the community, according to the province. In a news release Monday, the Nova Scotia government … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia announces 17 new cases, bringing total to 90

Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Nova Scotia, bringing the province’s total to 90. In a news release Friday, the province said “most” of the new cases … Read More

North American Indigenous Games postponed due to pandemic

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), set to be held in Halifax in July, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released Wednesday, the NAIG council … Read More

How vulnerable is Latin America to a COVID-19 outbreak? Here’s what the data shows

The coronavirus is spreading deeper into Latin America, a region home to about 8.5 per cent of the world’s population that many expects believe could be among the worst affected … Read More

Canadian clergy move prayers, services online amid coronavirus pandemic

Clergy across Canada are moving services to the digital world as they adapt to support their congregations amid the global coronavirus pandemic that has seen governments restrict large gatherings. Religious … Read More

Coronavirus: B.C. health officials to provide Saturday update on COVID-19

Posted March 21, 2020 2:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ B.C. health officials will provide their latest update on the … Read More

Coronavirus: Poor Indian workers flee to villages amid strict COVID-19 measures

Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their villages on Saturday, raising fears that the exodus could carry the virus … Read More

B.C. health officials to provide Friday update on coronavirus response

Posted March 20, 2020 4:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British Columbia health officials are scheduled to provide their daily … Read More

Coronavirus: Uncertainty over temporary foreign workers worries Atlantic farmers

The impacts of the global novel coronavirus pandemic are wide-spread and have now brought uncertainty and worry over the nation’s food supply. Those who know what it takes to feed … Read More

University of Saskatchewan student launches COVID-19 tracker to graph coronavirus cases

Unable to find a centralized tracker for novel coronavirus cases, a Saskatoon teenager took matters into his own hands and launched COVID-19 Tracker Canada. Noah Little, 19, launched the website … Read More

Coronavirus can last on surfaces for days — experts say cleaning is key

On surfaces in particular, the virus was viable after three days on plastic and stainless steel, and less than a day on cardboard. Study offers valuable insight on the virus … Read More

B.C. health officials to give Thursday update on coronavirus response

British Columbia’s health minister and top doctor are scheduled to provide their daily update on the province’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic at 3 p.m. PT. Global News will … Read More

Coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine in Philippines leaves Canadians trapped abroad

Torontonian Melissa Woolfson and her boyfriend, Devin, are trapped halfway across the world after the Filipino city of Bacolod, where they currently reside, released an executive order, quarantining everyone in … Read More

‘Insensitive and irresponsible’: Hayley Wickenheiser calls out IOC decision on Olympics

The International Olympic Committee reiterated that the Tokyo Games will go as planned on Tuesday, despite a sports world that has screeched to a halt over the coronavirus panedmic. Amid … Read More

B.C. health officials to provide Tuesday update on coronavirus response

Posted March 17, 2020 5:45 pm Updated March 17, 2020 5:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health officials in B.C. … Read More

‘The unknowns’: Giving birth amidst the worldwide coronavirus pandemic

“What is your biggest fear about giving birth?” a fellow classmate asked me during an open chat in my first prenatal class. Looking down, holding my swollen belly, I responded: “Having … Read More

Coronavirus: Amazon to hire 100,000 workers, raise wages amid online order surge Inc. on Monday said it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to deal with a surge in online orders, as many consumers have turned … Read More

‘All is well’: Triage and lies await Italy’s critical coronavirus patients

The fight against death pauses every day at 1 p.m. At that time, doctors in the intensive care unit of Policlinico San Donato phone relatives of the unit’s 25 critically-ill … Read More

Coronavirus: Conservatives tweak leadership race approach but keep deadlines amid outbreak

The deadlines for the Conservative leadership race will remain fixed, the party said Monday, over the objections of several contenders who say the rapid spread of COVID-19 demands a new … Read More

Coronavirus continues to impact Canadian travel: ‘It’s definitely become more real’

Anyone attempting to arrange travel in and out of Canada is facing complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “France is sitting at around 4,500 cases at the moment and it’s … Read More

Ontario asking hospitals to ramp down elective surgeries in preparation for COVID-19

Hospitals in Ontario are being asked to scale down elective surgeries to “preserve capacity” in response to the novel coronavirus. “In consultation with the Ontario Hospital Association, we’re asking hospitals … Read More