New study says pandemic allowed teens to sleep more, reducing COVID-related stress

Sixteen-year-old year high school student Cassandra Clare does not get enough sleep. “It’s usually between like three to a maximum of six hours,” explained the student at Heritage Regional High … Read More

Parents, teachers give return-to-school mixed grades as COVID-19 rages on

After a year of COVID-19 outbreaks shuttered Canadian schools, kids are back in the classrooms. Or, at least, most kids are. Some parents have opted to continue online learning, creating … Read More

Quebec warns against fake COVID-19 vaccine passport apps in circulation

Quebec officials are warning people to be wary of phone apps designed deliberately to mimic the look of the app used for the province’s COVID-19 vaccine passport. The provincial health … Read More

COVID-19 booster shots could rake in billions for some vaccine makers

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans’ protection against the virus. How much … Read More

Ontario reports 640 COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

Ontario reported 640 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 583,275. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 485 involve people … Read More

Red Deer hospital transferring new COVID-19 patients due to lack of capacity: AHS

COVID-19 patients who show up to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and require “a higher level of care” are being sent to Edmonton and Calgary as the hospital is … Read More

N.L. expands public health restrictions, reports 45 new COVID cases as cluster grows

Newfoundland and Labrador reported 45 new COVID-19 cases Friday — the highest daily number of new infections in the province since Feb. 19, when an outbreak in St. John’s delayed … Read More

Regeneron’s antibody COVID-19 treatment is popular in the U.S. — why not in Canada?

The Regeneron antibody cocktail, a combination of drugs used to treat COVID-19, is flying off the shelves in the United States. The U.S. has purchased nearly three million doses at … Read More

Canada COVID-19 booster update coming ‘very shortly’: Tam

Canadians can expect an update on the potential use of additional COVID-19 shots for the most at-risk “very shortly,” the country’s top doctor says. Speaking at a news conference Friday … Read More

Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun in Alberta: ‘People will suffer and will die’

The head of emergency medicine for the Alberta Medical Association says major components of triage have already begun in Alberta, even though the protocol hasn’t officially been implemented. Dr. Paul … Read More

Quebec’s daily COVID-19 caseload tops 700 as hospitalizations rise

As the health crisis continues, Quebec reported 701 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths Friday. The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations increased by 15 to 298. In the past day, … Read More

Quebec adds more than 700 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths as hospitalizations rise

As the health crisis continues, Quebec reported 701 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths Friday. The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations increased by 15 to 298. This includes 91 patients … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec tightens mask mandate in some private seniors’ residences

Quebec is tightening measures in private seniors’ residences (RPAs) in regions where community transmission of COVID-19 is high, including Montreal. Masks will be mandatory for residents when they are on … Read More

Ontario reports 727 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 727 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the seven-day average continues to decline. The provincial case total now stands at 582,635. Of the 727 new cases recorded, … Read More

Pricey COVID-19 antibody treatment gets WHO approval

By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 24, 2021 8:58 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization is … Read More

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: Nasal antibody spray could be ‘future’ of vaccines, experts says

The use of a nasal spray to administer a new COVID-19 treatment, developed from tiny llama antibodies, could potentially be the future of administering vaccines and protecting against infectious diseases, … Read More

‘I chose not to get the vaccine’: B.C. mom battling COVID speaks from her ICU bed

A B.C. mother of two is sharing her experience battling COVID-19 after she decided not to get vaccinated in the hope that others will choose otherwise. Sharlene Amerl, from Sooke … 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

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination needed for N.B. hospital visitation, with some exceptions

People across New Brunswick are now required to show proof of vaccination before they can visit hospitals or health-care facilities. Visitors of Horizon Health Network and the Vitalité Health Network … 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

Ottawa offers military aid as Alberta battles brutal COVID-19 surge

The federal government is ready to help Alberta in its fight against COVID-19, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair says. In a statement posted to Twitter Thursday, … Read More

Ottawa offers military aid as Alberta battles brutal COVID-19 surge: minister

The federal government is ready to help Alberta in its fight against COVID-19, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair says. In a statement posted to Twitter Thursday, … Read More

Quebec will dole out up to $18K in bonuses to full-time nurses amid critical shortage

Quebec will offer bonuses of upwards of $12,000 to nurses who choose to work full time in the public health system as the province grapples with an urgent shortage of … Read More

‘We need you’: Quebec to give up to $18K in bonuses to full-time nurses amid critical shortage

Quebec will offer bonuses as high as $18,000 to nurses who choose to work full time in the public health system as the province grapples with an urgent shortage of … Read More

Novavax seeks WHO approval for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax Inc and its partner Serum Institute of India have applied to the World Health Organization for an emergency use listing of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine, potentially clearing the way for … Read More

Quebec coroner extends hearings into COVID-19 deaths at Residence Herron

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 23, 2021 11:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The coroner investigating 47 deaths … Read More

Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe shares mental health struggles during Tokyo Olympics

Stephanie Labbe, whose heroics in goal helped Canada win gold at the Tokyo Olympics, says she could not train for part of the Games because of “high levels of anxiety … Read More

Quebec adds 754 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Quebec recorded 754 new cases and seven more deaths attributable to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Thursday. The number of hospitalizations rose by three to 283. There were 90 patients in … Read More

Quebec adopts law to restrict anti-vaccine protests near schools, hospitals; fines could reach $12K

As the pandemic continues, the Quebec government unanimously adopted into law a bill to ban anti-vaccine protests near hospitals, schools, daycares as well as COVID-19 immunization and testing clinics. Bill 105 … Read More

Quebec tables bill to restrict anti-vaccine protests near schools, hospitals; fines could reach $12K

As the pandemic continues, the Quebec government tabled a bill Thursday to ban anti-vaccine protests near hospitals, schools, daycares as well as COVID-19 immunization and testing clinics. “I understand that it … Read More

Quebec tables bill to restrict anti-vaccine protests near schools, hospitals, fines could reach $12,000

As the pandemic continues, the Quebec government tabled a bill Thursday to ban anti-vaccine protests near hospitals, schools, daycares as well as COVID-19 immunization and testing clinics. “I understand that … Read More

Ontario reports 677 new COVID-19 cases as 7-day average continues to drop

Ontario is reporting 677 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the seven-day average continues to decline. The provincial case total now stands at 581,908. Of the 677 new cases recorded, … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine inequity now top of mind at United Nations meeting

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step … Read More

CDC grapples with who should get a COVID-19 booster shot

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention grappled Wednesday with the question of which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, with some members … Read More

U.S. FDA approves COVID-19 boosters for some high-risk people as CDC mulls guidance

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and … Read More

COVID-19: 140 unvaccinated staff at Windsor, Ont., hospital placed on leave

INDSOR, Ont. – More than 100 staff members at a Windsor, Ont., hospital are being placed on unpaid leave for not receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine doses by a set … Read More

Poll workers say COVID-19 safety measures missing during federal election

A polling station officer was scared of contracting COVID-19 on Monday because Elections Canada didn’t require workers to be fully vaccinated or allow them to request proof of a medical … Read More

Community spread of COVID-19 identified in N.L. as 23 new infections reported

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 22, 2021 3:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting … Read More

Staffing problems played role in COVID-19 crisis at Residence Herron, manager tells inquiry

The manager of a Montreal long-term care home where 47 residents died during the first wave of the COVID-19  pandemic told a coroner’s inquiry Wednesday that staffing issues played a … Read More

Bloc leader calls on Justin Trudeau to hold summit on health transfers with premiers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 22, 2021 2:29 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet … Read More

It’s time Ottawa helps Alberta in its COVID-19 fight, advocates say

Ottawa must show leadership and help handle the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta, health-care advocates say. The suggestion comes in response to Alberta’s formal request to the federal government for assistance … Read More

Quebec to table bill banning anti-vaccine protests outside hospitals, schools

Quebec’s premier will table a bill to clamp down on anti-COVID-19 vaccine protests in front of hospitals and schools. François Legault told reporters at the National Assembly he will introduce … Read More

Quebec reports 683 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Quebec reported 683 new cases and five additional deaths Wednesday as the COVID-19 health crisis continues. The number of hospitalizations related to the pandemic rose by six to 280. This … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec nurse taken to hospital after assault at pharmacy, police say

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 22, 2021 10:58 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Sherbrooke police are asking the … Read More

Ontario reports 463 new COVID-19 cases, smallest increase in five weeks

Ontario is reporting 463 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the lowest daily caseload seen in five weeks. The provincial case total now stands at 581,231. It is the fewest number … Read More

WHO says new lower air pollution guidelines could save millions of lives

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The United … Read More

U.S. parents await results as kids’ COVID-19 vaccine nears approval

In an ideal world, Leah Smithers said she could afford to wait for longer-term testing of the COVID-19 vaccines before getting the jab for her 10-year-old son. But with his … Read More

New global COVID-19 infections continue to fall, WHO reports

The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to fall last week, with 3.6 million new cases reported globally, down from four million new infections the previous week, the World Health … Read More

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