Novavax vaccine shows 51% efficacy in COVID-19 infections caused by B.1.351 variant

Novavax Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine had efficacy of 51 per cent against infections caused by the South African variant among people who were HIV negative, and 43 per cent in a … Read More

Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot less effective against South African variant: study

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is … Read More

Rate of COVID-19 variant spread ‘very concerning’ as cases near 3,000

Coronavirus cases and outbreaks of new more transmissible variants are continuing to increase across Canada, raising concerns of a possible third wave of the ongoing pandemic in the country. As … Read More

Coronavirus: Hunting for variants and the case for travel restrictions

As highly-infectious variants of the novel coronavirus spread around the world, there are mounting questions on how best to keep Canadians safe. Once again, travel is in focus as attention … Read More

Too early to say AstraZeneca vaccine doesn’t protect against South African variant: experts

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has hit a minor stumbling block after a small clinical trial raised doubts about its efficacy against the South African variant of the coronavirus. On Sunday, … Read More

Brazilian COVID-19 variant, believed to be more transmissible, found in Toronto

Toronto Public Health officials say a case of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant, which is believed to be more transmissible than other strains of the novel coronavirus, has been found in … Read More

Ontario confirms 1st case of South African coronavirus variant, no known link to travel

The Ontario government has announced the province’s first known case of the South African coronavirus variant and officials say there is no known link to travel. Dr. David Williams, the … Read More

Ontario confirms 1st case of South African coronavirus variant with no known link to travel

The Ontario government has announced the first known confirmed case of the South African coronavirus variant and officials say there is no known link to travel. Dr. David Williams, the … Read More

COVID-19 variant ‘mutants’ being examined for vaccine impacts: Fauci

With as many as 90,000 Americans projected to die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks, the U.S is now examining variant mutants for vaccine impacts. During Wednesday’s briefing … Read More

COVID-19: Number of U.K. variant cases in B.C. climbs to 6, South Africa variant to 3

The number of known cases of COVID-19 variants in British Columbia climbed again on Friday. Health officials said they had confirmed six cases of the U.K. variant (B.1.1.7), and three … Read More

B.C. becomes 2nd province to identify South African COVID-19 variant

British Columbia health officials have detected what appears to be the second case of the new South African variant of COVID-19 in the country. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry … Read More

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