Russia hits record number of COVID-19 deaths amid surge in new cases

Russia on Thursday recorded the highest daily numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic, a rapidly surging toll that has severely strained the nation’s health … Read More

Quebec woman who didn’t believe in COVID-19 now in coma from virus, says father

Just three weeks ago, Mélodie Trépanier Léger was, by all accounts, a healthy, vibrant 21-year-old. Now, the Sallaberry-de-Valleyfield resident is clinging to life in a Montreal hospital after contracting COVID-19. … Read More

Ottawa ready to help Saskatchewan fight COVID-19, Trudeau reiterates

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 30, 2021 2:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has … Read More

Alberta, Saskatchewan COVID-19 spike a lesson for rest of Canada: experts

For 19 months, provinces across Canada have been coming up with ways to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In and out of waves, each province has handled COVID-19 differently and has … Read More

COVID-19: Moderna ‘essentially the same’ as Pfizer, Mackie says as clock ticks on thawed doses

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is continuing to urge the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated to get immunized against COVID-19 as it looks to use up thousands of thawed Moderna doses … Read More

Côte Saint-Luc online video campaign encourages people to get vaccinated

A new online video released by the City of Côte Saint-Luc is encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The campaign features prominent politicians, local health officials, religious leaders and … Read More

Mothers turning to breast milk to protect children too young for COVID-19 vaccines

After Danielle Quinn received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, she continued to breastfeed her youngest daughter, Elise, in hopes of passing some antibodies to her. Recently she’s started to … Read More

Canada should end mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine for travellers: expert panel

Canada’s current requirement for all incoming air travellers to quarantine in hotels for up to three days should be discontinued, a COVID-19 expert advisory panel recommended. The panel included the … Read More

COVID-19: Retired health-care workers answer call to help on front lines

As COVID-19 vaccine supply ramps up across Canada, the number of vaccination clinics is growing. “It’s our way of getting our lives back. It is so important that we get … Read More

Canada lacks cohesion over obesity as a COVID-19 vaccine priority

Canadians with severe obesity won’t have to wait much longer to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario, Manitoba, or Alberta. The three provinces have explicitly listed severe obesity as among … Read More

Sobeys says request to use personal information of COVID-19 vaccine recipients was a mistake

Along with following public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are also facing questionable demands on their personal information. The grocery giant Sobeys has been inviting people to register … Read More

Quebec adds 650 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths as hospitalizations drop

In Quebec, health authorities are reporting 650 new cases and 12 more deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus Tuesday. The COVID-19 caseload has reached 293,860 while the pandemic has claimed … Read More

Quebec to expand vaccination to people 65 and up in Montreal area: health minister

Quebec is ready to increase the pace of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign and could soon begin vaccinating people 65 and older in the Montreal area, Health Minister Christian Dubé said … Read More

Extended gap between COVID-19 vaccine shots could fast-track vaccination: feds

By delaying the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, Canada may be able to meet vaccination targets ahead by several weeks.If the spacing between doses “were to be increased” based … Read More

Can the flu shot and other routine vaccines protect against COVID-19?

Sometimes the tool you need is right there in the toolbox. None of the COVID-19 vaccines has been approved for children yet, but researchers around the world are studying the … Read More

Biden promises vastly different approach to COVID-19 pandemic

When Joe Biden is sworn-in as president of the United States, it will mark the beginning of a new era in the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans … Read More

COMMENTARY: Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory?

The process of vaccinating Canadians against COVID-19 has begun. With the rise in vaccine hesitancy, and many refusing even to wear masks, people are wondering whether COVID-19 vaccination could be … Read More

Canada’s 1st COVID-19 vaccinations administered, kicking off massive campaign

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story stated that Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in Toronto. However, the first shots were administered in Quebec City and Toronto within … Read More

Canada’s 1st COVID-19 vaccination administered in Toronto

TORONTO — A personal support worker from a Toronto nursing home received Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, kicking off what will be a massive national immunization campaign. Anita Quidangen, a … Read More

Ontario says the province’s 1st COVID-19 vaccination will be administered Monday

TORONTO — Ontario says it will administer the province’s first COVID-19 vaccination today. Premier Doug Ford’s office says a health-care worker will receive the first dose at a hospital in … Read More

Ontario’s 1st COVID-19 vaccination administered in Toronto

TORONTO — Ontario has administered the province’s first COVID-19 vaccination. A personal support worker from a Toronto long-term care home received the first dose at the University Health Network. The … Read More

Front-line health workers will be first to get COVID-19 vaccine in B.C.

Thousands of front-line health-care workers in long-term care, intensive care, emergency rooms and COVID-19 hospitals will be the first to get the vaccine against the virus in B.C. Health officials … Read More

Canadians urged to maintain routine vaccinations as measles soars globally

As the world grapples with the continuing threat of the coronavirus pandemic, there are growing concerns that declining vaccinations for other infectious diseases, like measles, could spark new outbreaks. A … Read More

Alberta professor running COVID-19 study says ‘normal’ is far off, multiple steps ahead of vaccination

There are still multiple steps to go through before Canadians will be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a researcher from the University of Alberta involved in a study on Canada’s … Read More

When the COVID-19 vaccine is ready, will you get it? We want to hear from you

The world is racing to produce a vaccine. But when it’s ready, will you take it? A recent Ipsos survey of nearly 20,000 adults from 27 countries, on behalf of the … Read More

Debate begins on who gets the coronavirus vaccine first

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, … Read More

80 million children can’t get vaccines because of the coronavirus pandemic: WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 at risk, … Read More

Why the coronavirus fight can only succeed with worldwide cooperation

As countries across the globe continue to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, the diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Canada over the export of 3M respirator masks has been just one … Read More

First person gets experimental coronavirus vaccine

U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the … Read More