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Pfizer reduces vaccine deliveries to Canada as COVID cases continue to climb

As new modelling paints a grim picture of where Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic is headed, the country’s already sluggish efforts to get vaccines out to Canadians suffered a jolt today. Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced that production issues in Europe will temporarily »

Health, Society

Experts call for stronger protection against airborne transmission of COVID-19

A group of experts concerned about the rising number of cases and hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic is calling on provincial and federal health officials to recognize the airborne transmission of the virus.  In an open letter released on »

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British Columbia government allows NHL to play in province for upcoming season

The British Columbia government has allowed the National Hockey League (NHL) to play games in the province for the upcoming 2021 season. In a tweet from Sunday, British Columbia Premier John Horgan said that he spoke with Vancouver Canucks owner »

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MPs unanimously vote to support motion to create suicide preventional hotline

As hopes start to rise with the arrival of vaccines to stem the physical and mental abuse of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it–turning life upside down for Canadians and others around the world–there is no escaping the intense »

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Health Canada approves the Pfizer vaccine

Canada has become the third country in the world to authorize the use of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, joining the United Kingdom and Bahrain. In a giant step in the lead-up to what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau »

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As COVID-19 continues to rage, the flu takes a step back–at least for now

Reflecting a medical phenomenon taking place in a number of countries around the world, new statistics are likely serving as a balm to Canadian health officials who feared a so-called ‘twindemic,’ might strike the country, already battered by the COVID-19 »

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Canada updates COVID-19 guidance to include risk of aerosol transmission

In a major departure from its previous advice, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) now says that the coronavirus can also be transmitted through tiny aerosol particles that could linger in the air, especially in enclosed spaces with poor »

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Canadian health authorities now urge using 3-layer masks

The Public Health Agency of Canada is now recommending Canadians wear non-medical face masks made of three layers of materials, including a filter, as the number of coronavirus infections in the country continues to grow unabated. Speaking at a press »

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Health officials say Canada has reached a ‘crossroads’ in COVID-19 fight

Canada’s Public Health Agency says the country has arrived at crucial turning point in its battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. “Canada is at a crossroads and individual action to reduce contact rates will decide our path,” said a federal »

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Canadian Football League pulls the plug on 2020 season

The Canadian Football League has cancelled its 2020 season because of COVID-19. The decision–announced Monday–means that for the first time since 1919 there will be no Grey Cup, a game and festival that has always punched well above its weight »