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Trudeau urges shared COVID-19 vaccine at global summit amid UN run

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a COVID-19 vaccine must be shared by the world in order to eradicate the disease. Trudeau delivered that message today at the virtual Global Vaccine Summit, which raised more than $11.8 billion ($8.8 billion US) »

Health, Society

COVID-19 could bring permanent changes to Canadians’ lives, Trudeau says

The COVID-19 pandemic could bring long-lasting changes to the lives of Canadians and the things they took for granted until the virus swept through the country and upended our daily lives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Speaking at his »

Health, International

Canada commits $600M for global vaccination efforts

Canada is pledging $600 million to a global public-private partnership that works on vaccination campaigns in the world’s poorest countries, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesday. In addition to the funding for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Canada is committing »

Health, International

Canada pledges $850M to global efforts to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada has pledged to invest $850 million in Canadian and international research to accelerate the global development of COVID-19 vaccines as well as tests and treatments for the fight against the pandemic. Speaking »

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COVID-19: Mandatory vaccinations?

Vaccinations have become a thorny subject in recent years but now there is a possibility of creating an even more heated debate. With researchers around the globe working hard to create a vaccine against SARS CoV-2, a question arises as »


Canada to invest $1.1B in COVID-19 research and testing, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday $1.1 billion in new funding for a national medical and research strategy to address the COVID-19 pandemic that has already claimed over 2,000 lives in Canada and infected more than 41,000 Canadians. Speaking at »


‘Go home and stay home,’ Trudeau tells Canadians, announces $5B farm credit

Stiff enforcement measures could be imposed in Canada if people continue to flaunt the advice of public health professionals, who’ve been urging Canadians to isolate themselves and stay home as much as possible, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Monday in »

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COVID-19 cure? Major international efforts underway

Laboratories and researchers around the world are desperately working to find a cure for this new and deadly virus. As of Monday morning, there were at least 350,000 known cases of infection world-wide with more than 15,000 deaths according to »

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Canada plays a key role in Ebola vaccine

Canadian and Chinese researchers worked together on a new vaccine to fight the Ebola virus which claimed more than 10,000 lives in West Africa four years ago. The vaccine was recently approved by Chinese regulators and the National Research Council »

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Canadian researchers learn to reprogram cells to fight TB

A team of Canadian researchers may have discovered a new way to combat tuberculosis by learning to reprogram the body’s own immune cells to kill invading TB bacteria, according to a new study published online today in the journal Cell. According »