COMMENTARY: The U.S. anti-vax movement is contaminating Canada

Well, it has finally happened. News this week of widespread and disruptive anti-vaccine protests at Canadian medical centres means that America’s destructive, self-defeating and totally nonsensical anti-vaccine movement has begun … Read More

Canada set to welcome fully vaccinated U.S. travellers as border rules ease

The United States will remain on the sidelines for now as Canada gamely welcomes back fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents. As of midnight Sunday night, non-essential U.S. travellers … Read More

100,000 new COVID-19 cases on average per day now being reported in U.S.

The United States is now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day, returning to a milestone last seen during the winter surge in yet another bleak reminder of how quickly … Read More

Kids at risk as Canada-U.S. border rules set to ease amid Delta surge: experts

Starting Monday, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents who want to come to Canada for non-essential reasons can do so. But with the Delta variant surging in the U.S., … Read More

Meet the nurse from Montreal who vaccinated Joe Biden

When Ric Cuming showed up for work in early January, he was clad in navy blue scrubs and wearing a face shield, ignoring a heavy throng of reporters and ready … Read More

‘God bless America’: Doug Ford reacts to report U.S. plans to send Canada 1.5M vaccine doses

Ontario Premier Doug Ford reacted to a report Thursday that the United States plans to send Canada 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, calling it “fabulous news.” Ford has previously pressed … Read More

U.S. could see more coronavirus deaths per day than 9/11 for months, CDC chief warns

The United States could see more people die from the novel coronavirus per day than in the September 11 terrorist attacks for the next two to three months, a top … Read More

U.S. could see more coronavirus deaths per day than 9/11, CDC director warns

The United States could see more people die from the novel coronavirus per day than in the September 11 terrorist attacks for the next two to three months, a top … Read More

Coronavirus restrictions in U.S. spark escalating protests, threats against officials

Arguments over mask requirements and other restrictions have turned ugly in recent days as the deadly coronavirus surge across the U.S. engulfs small and medium-size cities that once seemed safely … Read More

U.S. reports over 3,000 new coronavirus deaths for 1st time as vaccine approval looms

The United States on Wednesday crossed an ominous new threshold of 3,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a single day while public health officials stepped up preparations for a vaccine … Read More

As vaccine rollout plans are finalized, U.S. prepares for worsening coronavirus surge

Top U.S. health officials announced plans on Tuesday to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus as early as mid-December, as nationwide deaths hit the highest number for a single day in six … Read More

U.S. adds over 91,000 coronavirus cases on Election Day

The United States reported an alarming increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations on the same day Americans went to polls to elect their next president under the shadow of the … Read More

Death rates for people of colour in U.S. skyrocketed amid coronavirus, study finds

As many as 215,000 more people than usual died in the U.S. during the first seven months of 2020, suggesting that the number of lives lost to the coronavirus is … Read More

Over 25,000 Americans died from coronavirus in July, as cases rose by 1.87M

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of … Read More

U.S. sees over 1,000 coronavirus deaths for 4th straight day, but officials optimistic

The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 for the fourth straight day on Friday but a top White House advisor on the pandemic said she saw signs … Read More

3 of 4 Americans want masks to be mandatory amid coronavirus pandemic: poll

Three out of four Americans, including a majority of Republicans, favor requiring people to wear face coverings while outside their homes, a new poll finds, reflecting fresh alarm over spiking … Read More

‘All the makings of a disaster’: How Florida became a coronavirus epicentre

Novel coronavirus cases continue to surge in the United States, but Florida has been hit particularly hard, often reporting around 10,000 cases per day over the last week. On Wednesday … Read More

Russia’s ambassador to Britain rejects allegations of coronavirus vaccine hacking

Russia’s ambassador to Britain has rejected allegations that his country’s intelligence services sought to steal information about a coronavirus vaccine. Andrei Kelin said in a BBC interview broadcast Sunday that … Read More

Coronavirus hits ‘full speed’ in Africa as Asia, Europe warn public against complacency

BELGRADE, Serbia — Asian and European officials pleaded with their citizens Thursday to respect modest precautions as several countries saw coronavirus outbreaks accelerate or sought to prevent new flare-ups, while … Read More

Nova Scotia revokes coronavirus exemptions issued to Irving Shipbuilding executives for U.S. travel

Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has swiftly revoked the public health exemptions he issued to three Irving Shipbuilding executives. Under the exemption, the trio were allowed to travel … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread … Read More

P.E.I. top doc says traveller from U.S. linked to coronavirus cluster was turned away from province

Prince Edward Island’s chief medical officer of health says the traveller from America who appears to be at the centre of the latest coronavirus cluster did not have pre-approval to … Read More

White House backs new effort to end Obamacare despite coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s latest high court filing came … Read More

Actual U.S. coronavirus cases may be 20 million, officials suggest

U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that the vast majority of the population remains … Read More

Fauci to testify to U.S. Congress amid coronavirus surges, misinformation

With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a … Read More

Fauci ‘cautiously optimistic’ coronavirus vaccine will be ready at end of year

The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert told a House committee on Tuesday he believes “it will be when and not if” there will be a COVID-19 vaccine and that … Read More

Over half of Americans aren’t buying White House coronavirus messaging: poll

Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic is “a cause for celebration,” but a new poll finds more than half of Americans calling it fair … Read More

Fauci warns U.S. states with coronavirus surges should ‘slow down a little’ in reopening

The top U.S. infectious disease official on Friday cautioned that the “blips” of rising coronavirus hospitalizations being reported by some states could get out of control if robust contact tracing … Read More

Some U.S. states press on with reopening, others ease up amid coronavirus surges

Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold amid a spike in coronavirus cases, but there was no turning back Friday in such states as Texas, … Read More

U.S. coronavirus cases hit 2 million as some states see surges

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States passed the two-million mark Wednesday, as cases continue to rise across the country amid patchwork reopening measures and widespread protests … Read More

U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China

The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. calls for immediate start to review of WHO’s handling of pandemic

GENEVA ⁠— The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday to begin work immediately on investigating the source of the novel coronavirus, as well as its … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. expected to report worst jobs numbers in over 70 years

The U.S. government on Friday is poised to report the worst set of jobs numbers since record-keeping began in 1948, a snapshot of the devastating damage the coronavirus outbreak has … Read More

Whistleblower alleges U.S. failed to prepare for coronavirus, ‘blindly’ sought quick fix

The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a senior government scientist alleged in … Read More

Amid COVID-19, Americans have more faith in Canada than themselves: poll

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2020 12:05 pm Updated May 5, 2020 12:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

People emerge from their homes as countries ease COVID-19 restrictions

From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and springtime temperatures climb. … Read More

Trump says U.S. looking at screening airline travellers from coronavirus hotspots

President Donald Trump said his administration is considering requiring travelers on certain incoming international flights to undergo temperature and virus checks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. “We’re … Read More

Trump says coronavirus testing ‘not going to be a problem’ under new rules

The White House released new guidelines Monday aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on … Read More

Trump’s role in coronavirus briefings may be reduced after disinfectant remarks: sources

For the first time, President Donald Trump cut off his daily coronavirus task force briefing on Friday without taking any questions from reporters. It may not be the last time. … Read More

Coronavirus has now killed over 50,000 people in the U.S.

The number of people who have died from the novel coronavirus in the United States exceeded 50,000 Friday, marking the latest in a series of morbid milestones for the country … Read More

New records show U.S. COVID-19 deaths up to 3 weeks earlier than first reported

Two people with the coronavirus died in California as much as three weeks before the U.S. reported its first death from the disease in late February — a gap that … Read More

Trump to suspend immigration into the United States amid coronavirus pandemic

The United States will temporarily suspend immigration amid COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday. Trump, who made the announcement in a tweet Monday night, said that he … Read More

U.S. approves first saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19

Rutgers University researchers have received U.S. government clearance for the first saliva test to help diagnose COVID-19, a new approach that could help expand testing options and reduce risks of … Read More

‘We have it totally under control’: Signs missed in Trump’s coronavirus response

By the time U.S. President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the … Read More

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for COVID-19 pandemic: former health secretary

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that … Read More

‘I guess we got to do it’: How COVID-19 projections dashed Trump’s Easter U.S. re-opening

The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it … Read More

American coronavirus cases are where Italy was 2 weeks ago: U.S. surgeon general

The U.S. surgeon general said Monday that the number of coronavirus cases in the United States has reached the level that Italy recorded two weeks ago, a sign that infections … Read More

Germany tries to stop U.S. from luring coronavirus vaccine company

Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country … Read More