COVID-19 cases 12 times higher among unvaccinated than vaccinated: PHAC

With COVID-19 cases rising again, vaccines appear to remain effective even against the Delta variant, according to a new report from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The rate of … Read More

Rate of COVID-19 cases 12 times higher among unvaccinated than vaccinated: PHAC

With COVID-19 cases rising again, vaccines appear to remain effective even against the Delta variant, according to a new report from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The rate … Read More

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

1 or 2 metres: Should Canada change its COVID-19 distancing guidelines?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, slightly different physical distancing guidelines have been enforced across the world. At the federal level in Canada, the public health recommendation is to … Read More

Half of COVID-19 patients suffer from symptoms months later, new national data shows

By Mia Rabson The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2021 2:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A new review by … Read More

Fully vaccinated against COVID-19? Canada unveils new guidance on what you can, can’t do

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has released updated guidance for Canadians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The infographic was released on Friday and includes a list of … Read More

COVID-19: Public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant in Canada

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant jumped 66 per cent in Canada this week. Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said … Read More

Canada expected to revise COVID school guidelines this summer

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing has become the norm and an important tool, along with masking, in curbing the spread of the coronavirus. In Canada, … Read More

N.B. health officials tracking cluster of patients with unknown brain disease

New Brunswick health officials are alerting the province’s doctors, nurses and pharmacists about a cluster of residents with a neurological syndrome of unknown origin. To date, 40 cases have met … Read More

Canada has set aside $5B for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

The Public Health Agency of Canada expects to spend up to $5 billion on vaccines and other COVID-19 treatments. Procurement Minister Anita Anand previously said vaccines alone would cost at … Read More

Alberta humanitarian aid worker calling for hotel quarantine exemptions

Fletch is seeking an exemption to the hotel quarantine rule for aid workers like herself. She said she can quarantine safely at home, like she has for the past six … Read More

COVID-19: RCMP charge Alberta care home worker for allegedly failing to isolate after visit to U.S.

An employee at a central Alberta care home has been charged under the Federal Quarantine Act after the RCMP alleged they did not properly self-isolate following a visit to the … Read More

Feds plan to provide Canadians with tools to fight coronavirus vaccine misinformation

The Public Health Agency of Canada plans to roll out webinars in an effort to combat increasing misinformation surrounding the impending novel coronavirus vaccine. Speaking to reporters at the 2020 … Read More

No dating, no sharing utensils: Coronavirus brings new rules to parenting

Like most parents, Paula Schuck is facing a whole new set of challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Besides the added stress of caring for a special needs child, the … Read More

3.5 million people who arrived in Canada since March exempted from quarantine requirement

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 23, 2020 3:04 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA – More than 4.6 … Read More

Alberta lawyers file class-action lawsuit after Salmonella outbreak linked to U.S. onions

An Edmonton lawyer is handling a class-action lawsuit against a California company at the centre of an onion recall this summer. The Public Health Agency of Canada said a Salmonella outbreak involving … Read More

Canada’s Public Health Agency president resigns amid rising coronavirus cases

Tina Namiesniowski, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, has resigned leaving the department in charge of leading country’s response to the coronavirus without a leader, amid rising … Read More

506 people affected by Salmonella outbreak linked to U.S. onions, PHAC says

The Public Health Agency of Canada said it is investigating a Salmonella outbreak involving red onions imported from the United States that have affected 506 people so far and killed … Read More

Only 1.4% of kids, teenagers diagnosed with coronavirus in Canada hospitalized

Early data suggests children are much less likely than adults to develop severe cases of COVID-19. Statistics from the Public Health Agency of Canada reveal only 1.4 per cent of … Read More

A Toronto woman contracted coronavirus in March. She’s still exhibiting symptoms

When Susie Goulding was first diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in March, she said she experienced sinus infections, couldn’t swallow, and that her throat felt like “it was paralyzed.” After … Read More

N.B. community pleased health officials will join screening process at U.S. border

Residents of St. Stephen, N.B., say they are pleased health officials will be assisting border agents screening people coming into Canada. Lisa Aronson, owner of The Five Kings Restaurant about … Read More

More Canadian women have COVID-19 and are dying as a result. Here’s some possible reasons why

More men have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, across the world than women — except in Canada. According to the latest data from the Public … Read More

Temperature screening not always reliable to mitigate coronavirus risk, experts say

As Canada shifts towards returning to a new normal, temperature screening — an approach that uses a touchless scanner to measure a person’s body temperature — has been the subject … Read More

Coronavirus: ‘Incomplete’ data for Canada hurts ability to model pandemic, scientists say

Several scientists say the publicly-available COVID-19 data from Canada’s public health agency is “incomplete” and hurts their ability to build accurate pandemic models and forecasts that can help inform decision-makers. … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadians say they’re leaving Coral Princess cruise ship docked in Florida

There were 97 Canadian passengers aboard the ship, which left Santiago, Chile, on March 5 and docked in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday.

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