What are the odds of a COVID-19 lab leak? Re-examining the virus origins theory

It almost seemed like a joke and far-fetched conspiracy to many — the idea that COVID-19 could have accidentally escaped, or even been intentionally released, from a lab in China. … Read More

How do you spot an adverse reaction following a COVID-19 vaccine? Experts explain

Many of us know someone who has no intention of taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Controversy surrounding the drug that was manufactured in record speed continues to balloon as the pandemic … Read More

‘You just felt chronically tired’: COVID-19 pandemic burning out Canadian nurses

There’s more evidence of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on health-care workers. As a nurse, Sarah Walji has shouldered more than her share of the pandemic. “You’re working … Read More

‘This is big’: Experts concerned that COVID-19 fears could lead to tsunami of cancer cases

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, but during the pandemic physicians and healthcare providers have noticed a steep decline in new diagnoses. “You wonder where … Read More

Why are people reporting irregular menstruation after the COVID-19 shot? Experts explain.

As you’re about to head home from your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, your care provider might warn you of a sore arm or even a fever. But what about an irregular … Read More

Why is opposition to lockdowns, masks and science growing? The psychology of defiance explained

You’ve probably witnessed them in Calgary, Barrie, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Peterborough or several other cities across Canada. Many Canadians have swapped out their masks for protest signs that call for … Read More

Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

When Greg Skinner returned to his Invermere, B.C., home after visiting his 10-year-old daughter in the United States, he says he tried for 10 consecutive days to set up an … Read More

‘I couldn’t take it anymore’: Why some medical staff are calling it quits amid COVID-19

Sharon Tonner-Clarkson never imagined she’d leave her job as a personal support worker. She’s worked in palliative care in Toronto for nearly a decade. It’s gruelling and emotional work, providing … Read More

Is it time to ditch disinfecting? CDC updates data surrounding COVID-19 surface transmission

If you look back at the past year, how much of your time has been dedicated to disinfecting alone? Minutes? Hours? Days? Well some recent CDC data seems to suggest … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Will cleaning air ducts curb COVID-19 transmission?

Are you really having a regular pandemic week if your phone hasn’t buzzed at least two to three times with sales calls from air duct cleaners? This sudden interest in … Read More

Exclusive: Two Halifax families speak out about racism they say they’re facing at a housing co-op

Two Nova Scotian families living in co-op housing say they’ve been targets of racism ever since they moved in. They say they are now speaking out for themselves and their … Read More

Two Halifax families speak out about racism they say they’re facing at a housing co-op

Two Nova Scotian families living in co-op housing say they’ve been targets of racism ever since they moved in. They say they are now speaking out for themselves and their … Read More

‘The look on her face, I will never forget it’: Alberta father sheds pounds for daughter

A 45-year-old father’s decision to lose weight was inspired by his little girl, and now his journey is motivating others. Two years ago, Dave Murphy weighed almost 400 lbs and … Read More

Oldest living Canadian on record receives COVID-19 vaccination in Toronto

As vaccine programs kick into high gear, many Canadians have been rolling up their sleeves. The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is now open to people 80 years and older in most … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Is it time to shorten the 40-hour workweek?

Would you believe it if you heard Canadians used to work 10 hours a day … every day? In fact, the fight for an 8-hour workday began more than a … Read More

Coronavirus: Avoiding the COVID-19 slump, Bhangra-style

Even Gurdeep Pandher, the Yukon’s Bhangra-dancing Sikh, has had his off days during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I smile on the camera and all that stuff … but your feet, you … Read More

Before rolling out vaccines to Black Canadian communities, advocates call on governments to rebuild trust

Patrick Shaw knows leading by example in his northwest Toronto community can mean the difference between life and death. “One of the first things is when I told people to … Read More

Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints against mining companies

WARNING: This story contains elements that may be disturbing to some audiences. Claudiana dos Santos has a nebulizer at her home in Itapicuru, a community in Bahia, Brazil, that sits … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Has the public rushed into double masking?

With the threat of new COVID-19 variants growing by the day, it may seem like a good idea to just double up on masks as you’re heading out the door. … Read More

Jay Sharrers, hockey pioneer: ‘I wasn’t thinking about being the first Black official’

The passing of time has helped Jay Sharrers reconsider his part in breaking a colour-barrier in professional hockey. “When I first got hired by the NHL, I was just wanting … Read More

Halifax family raising awareness of infant congenital heart defects for Heart Month

At three months old, Roman is rambunctious, keeping mom Justina Spencer and dad Georges Bilodeau on their toes. “He’s a very happy baby, he smiles a lot. We think he’s … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Are ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns going to cut it? Or is it time for #COVIDZero?

Remember that time in the summer of 2020 when many provinces — including Ontario — eased their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions after the daily recorded cases plummeted? Well, some experts say … Read More

COVID-19: Some turning to psychedelic micro-dosing to cope with mental health stress, anxiety

Jen Burke lost her full-time job as a clothing store manager because of COVID-19, but says the pandemic has been the most peaceful time in her life. “There’s so many people who … Read More

‘We are not superhuman’: Health-care workers plead for more mental health support

Warning: This article may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion. The death of Dr. Karine Dion, an emergency physician from Granby, Que., devastated Canadians across … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, a silent epidemic armed with an unregulated poison has been killing Ontarians at a horrifying rate. Multiple health officials have sounded the alarm … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine contender: Medicago’s breakthrough, ties to Big Tobacco and warnings a pandemic was coming

Under a winter’s snow cover on the outskirts of Quebec City, a high-tech greenhouse, set at a balmy 23 C, is growing row after row of a weed that could … Read More

Pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for Canada’s expectant mothers

Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies. “We wanted to have a baby, but at the same time, it’s … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Was the COVID-19 vaccine ‘rushed’ and the trials faked?

Do you find yourself daydreaming about what your life will be like after the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out? The virus that devastated the world, and crippled millions of people’s … Read More

From Christmas cards to cookies, how to limit COVID-19 spread during the holidays

With provincial and federal governments urging Canadians to stay away from those outside their households due to COVID-19, it can feel like nothing about this holiday is going to be … Read More

2 Alberta toddlers receive life-saving drug thanks to angel donor and pharmaceutical lottery

Two Alberta families are celebrating early Christmas miracles this week. On Thursday, two-year-old Kaysen Martin received the life-saving drug Zolgensma thanks to donations from around the world and an extraordinary … Read More

Kaysen’s Quest: Edmonton toddler receives life-saving drug thanks to angel donor

An Edmonton family is celebrating an early Christmas miracle Thursday. Two-year-old Kaysen Martin has received the life-saving drug Zolgensma thanks to donations from around the world and an extraordinary gift … Read More

For Canadians living abroad, a COVID-19 Christmas means difficult decisions

I first met Canadian Dave Mathews (not to be confused with U.S. rock star Dave Matthews) at a pub trivia night in London, earlier this year. He was sitting at … Read More

The COVID Alert app isn’t working as well as it should be, and Canadians are part of the problem

It has been more than two months since the Canadian government launched COVID Alert, Canada’s novel coronavirus exposure app, but federal data obtained by Global News shows less than 10 … Read More

Coronavirus took their lives. Here’s how their families will remember them

From coast-to-coast-to-coast, the coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of Canadians. More than 8,800 people have died so far. But they are more than statistics. They were people, much loved … Read More

Canadian health care isn’t immune to racism, experts say. Here’s why

Police in Ontario shot 62-year-old Ejaz Choudry in his home. In New Brunswick, they shot Chantel Moore in her home and Rodney Levi at a friend’s barbecue. Prior to that, … Read More

Many Saskatchewan First Nations residents are travelling hours to get coronavirus treatment

Wanda Wolverine Poorman’s daughter was infected with the novel coronavirus in April. According to Poorman, the health centre on the English River First Nation Patuanuk reserve could not provide adequate … Read More

Sex vs. gender: What J.K. Rowling got wrong that you can get right

Earlier this Pride month, J.K. Rowling wrote a widely critiqued tweet taking issue with a headline that opted for the specific “people who menstruate” over the general, but not always … Read More

Return to the land: COVID-19 lockdown shows importance of food traditions in northwest Saskatchewan

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In this three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

COVID-19 lockdown shows importance of food traditions in northwest Saskatchewan

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In this three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

Return to the land: Gardening grows in northwest Saskatchewan during COVID-19 lockdown

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In thiss three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

Return to the land: Northwest Saskatchewan food insecurity highlighted by coronavirus crisis

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In this three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic exposing health inequities among Canadians, experts say

The ongoing coronavirus crisis is exposing health inequities that have long existed in Canada, according to those who study public health and infectious diseases. Now, Canadian charities and agencies are … Read More

Rare look inside Toronto COVID-19 lab reveals equipment shortages and delays

Lajomee knows better than most how the COVID-19 testing process operates. Over the past six weeks, she’s been tested a staggering five times for the new coronavirus and each result … Read More

London, Ont., woman says housing co-op tenants threatened with homelessness

Jo Dee Phoenix received a letter under her doorway on May 14, but dated May 9, saying she had until noon on Fri., May 22 to provide necessary documents or … Read More

Emergency doctor documenting the front lines of COVID-19

Every shift, Dr. Dawn Lim knows to expect the unexpected. “We are used to dealing with patients who are very sick. That’s not new,” Lim told Global News. “But patients … Read More

N.S. pilot flying artistic patterns in response to provincial tragedies, coronavirus

As Nova Scotians continue to grieve after what has been a traumatic two months, one man is attempting to inspire those in the province who may need a hand. Dimitri … Read More

HIV-AIDS taught us not to police a disease outbreak, say experts. Did the lesson stick?

The Canadian death toll from HIV — the human immunodeficiency virus that, in its most advanced stages, becomes AIDS — peaked at 1,764 in 1995, a year that ended with … Read More

Family of 15 navigate in-home COVID-19 outbreak on Saskatchewan First Nation

The family watched uneasily as health-care workers in hazmat suits entered their home on their reserve in northern Saskatchewan. “A lot of the kids didn’t know what was going on,” … Read More

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