Poor global vaccine access could create COVID-19 variants, risk economic recovery: G20

The global economic recovery is at risk from the rise of new coronavirus variants and poor access to vaccines in developing countries, finance ministers of the world’s 20 largest economies … Read More

Canada may see COVID-19 resurgence despite full vaccinations, experts say

Canada could see a resurgence of COVID-19 cases even if the country manages to fully vaccinate a majority of its population, according to experts. University of Saskatchewan epidemiologist Nazeem Muhajarine … Read More

‘He’s fighting for his life’: Alberta father in ICU amid CNRL Horizon COVID-19 outbreak

An outbreak of COVID-19 at Canadian Natural Resources Horizon mine site in Alberta’s oilsands has now grown to 1,427 cases. It remains the largest workplace outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada. … Read More

Ottawa consulting on stricter border measures, won’t stop flights from India

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is indicating the federal government is looking at additional COVID-19 measures to protect international borders but won’t stop flights into Canada from India. In an interview … Read More

PM Trudeau warns young Canadians they can get sick ‘very quickly’ as variants surge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is issuing a warning to young people as new COVID-19 variants continue to blanket the country, spreading quickly and sending younger Canadians into ICUs. His comments … Read More

Researchers racing to develop one vaccine for all coronaviruses

As vaccines roll out across the globe to protect against COVID-19 and its known variants, researchers around the world are in a race to find a universal vaccine that could … Read More

U.S. expert says Canada is missing the chance to fight the P.1 COVID-19 variant

A top U.S. health expert who was among the first to sound the alarm about the COVID-19 pandemic last year is now raising concerns about the spread of the P.1 … Read More

Montreal school boards take a staggered approach as senior grades return to class in red zones

While the majority of senior-grade high school students in Quebec red zones returned to class full-time as of Monday, a number of school boards opted for a staggered approach. Both … Read More

COVID-19: Those with weakened immune systems may reveal the secrets to the variant mystery

In the last few months, discussion of new coronaviruses has cast a shadow over the hope that the new COVID-19 vaccines will help put an end to the pandemic. They … Read More

PHAC monitoring reports of 2 COVID-19 variants merging into heavily mutated hybrid

Canada’s public health agency says it’s monitoring reports of two COVID-19 variants — first thought to have originated in the U.K. and California — combining to make one heavily-mutated hybrid. … 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

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

COVID-19 variants could be spreading across Canada. Are labs doing enough to detect them?

Canadian labs have detected about two dozen cases of concerning COVID-19 variants in our country so far. Read more: Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: … Read More