COVID-19 testing not an effective alternative to mandatory vaccines, experts say

Experts say that regular testing for COVID-19 is not an effective alternative to mandatory vaccinations to prevent the spread of the virus. Testing as an alternative to mandatory COVID-19 vaccines … Read More

Will coronavirus variants lead to a third wave? Doctor answers top COVID-19 questions

Concerns about coronavirus variants are rising as vaccines continue to roll out across Canada. Infectious diseases physician Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti recently joined The Morning Show to discuss current COVID-19 news.  … Read More

Canada’s pandemic ‘finish line’ is not a given: experts

Canadians have been told that coronavirus vaccines will be available to anyone who wants one by September, but experts are warning that the pandemic won’t end overnight. New COVID-19 variants, … Read More

Do I need to wear two masks? Doctor answers our coronavirus questions

Ontario received good news on Tuesday as the province reported 1,740 cases of COVID-19, the lowest on a single day since mid-December. But the news of an outbreak in a … Read More

How rapidly is Canada rolling out COVID-19 rapid testing?

People living on the street in Vancouver’s lower east side; pop-up site attendees across Nova Scotia; staff and visitors at long-term care homes in various places across Canada —  these … Read More

Montreal’s Trudeau airport to offer rapid COVID-19 tests as part of pilot project

A pilot project for rapid novel coronavirus tests is coming to Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport later this month. The expedited screening process, which takes about 15 minutes, will be offered … Read More

Nova Scotia to test Halifax bar staff and late-night patrons for COVID-19

Nova Scotia health officials are advising all bar staff and late-night attendees to get tested for the coronavirus regardless of symptoms. The strategy was announced last week as Nova Scotia … Read More

‘We need it now’: Experts say at-home coronavirus tests critical to fight 2nd wave

Where are Canada’s rapid at-home coronavirus tests? Infectious disease experts have been asking themselves — and public health officials — this for months. “If every Canadian had that in their … Read More

100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 21, 2020 4:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Procurement Minister Anita Anand says … Read More

Rapid testing approved in Canada — but what does this mean for managing coronavirus?

Health Canada approved a rapid test for COVID-19 this week, leading some to wonder what that could mean for provincial testing systems under heavy pressure. The Canadian Press asked infectious … Read More

Canada has approved another rapid coronavirus test. Here’s how it could help

As health officials continue to work to stave off a second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts say the approval of a new rapid test for the virus will … Read More