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Canada’s health chief says she’s ‘concerned’ about spike in COVID cases

Canada’s chief public officer says she is concerned about a steady increase of COVID-19 cases across the country. In a statement released Monday, Dr. Theresa Tam said the average daily number of people testing positive last week was 545. That »

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Tam warns of vaccine disinformation as many Canadians remain wary

Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says authorities need more information about those who are worried about or opposed to a vaccine to ensure they have the proper information about how vaccines are approved. And she says she’s »

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COVID-19 in Canada is ‘under manageable control,’ says top doctor

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is “under manageable control,” but warns Canadians to not let down their guard as the virus is still circulating in the country. There have been »

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Tam says Canada won’t ‘cut corners’ to develop COVID vaccine

Canada’s chief public health officer says she won’t cut corners to get a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 approved. Dr. Theresa Tam made the comment at a media briefing in Ottawa on Tuesday following an announcment earlier in the day by »

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Increased scrutiny reveals challenges for ‘COVID Alert’ app backers

A COVID-19 tracing app launched last week with much fanfare by the federal government amidst much trepidation by civil libertarians is facing new headwinds. The COVID Alert app, whose launch was delayed in early July for unspecified reasons, is designed »

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Canada’s top doctor warns against ‘COVID-fatigue’

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, urged Canadians to remain vigilant and warned against the feeling of “COVID-fatigue,” as the country registered 114,994 cases of the novel coronavirus and 8,912 deaths on Wednesday. On the brighter side, Tam »

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Trudeau urges caution as COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ linger in Toronto and Montreal

Despite some notable progress, COVID-19 remains a serious threat in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday as federal health officials released new pandemic modelling. Speaking during his regular pandemic briefing in Ottawa, Trudeau said that “after a very challenging »

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New COVID-19 projections show virus on decline in Canada, says Trudeau

While new federal projection figures show that COVID-19 is in decline in Canada, the pandemic is still active, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. Speaking at his daily pandemic briefing in Ottawa, Trudeau said the data shows that Canada continues »

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Wearing a face mask, it turns out, can be a risk for many

When Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, officially recommended on Wednesday that Canadians wear non-medical face masks when maintaining a two-metre distance isn’t possible, few likely imagined Tam was proffering anything other than sound advice. But not everyone. »

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New COVID-19 modelling predicts up to 3,883 deaths by May 5

Canada could see up to 66,835 COVID-19 cases and 3,883 deaths caused by the pandemic by May 5, according to the latest modelling released by federal public health officials. Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa today, Canada’s Chief Public »