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Health, Society

Ottawa pledges $300 million to global fight against COVID-19

Canada is committing $300 million to the international effort to fight COVID-19 and to making sure countries around the world will have access to a vaccine when one is developed. Prime Minister Trudeau made the announcement on Saturday at a »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Study finds Hydroxychloroquine not effective fighting COVID-19

A much-anticipated study, co-authored by Dr. Emily McDonald, a physician at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has found that hydroxychloroquine — a drug much-touted by U.S. President Donald Trump — was not effective in fighting COVID-19. »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Majority of Canadians and Americans still trust UN health body: poll

Despite questions about the World Health Organization’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly two-thirds of Canadians and over half of Americans still trust the UN health body, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by the Association for Canadian »

Health, International, Politics

Trudeau says he has ‘many questions’ for UN health body over COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “there are many questions that need to be asked” about reports that officials at the World Health Organization had to resort to publicly praising China to coax crucial information about the novel coronavirus at the »

International, Politics

Trudeau offers tepid support for embattled World Health Organization

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says now is not the time to play the blame game and engage in finger pointing at the World Health Organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic which reached two million cases worldwide on Wednesday. »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Always seeking an edge, the scammers stay with us

As the health and social consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak mount, we get to witness the best and the worst in our species. Eh? From young people offering to help their older neighbours with their shopping (as happened to me »

Health

World Vision calls for protection of vulnerable children during pandemic

World Vision Canada is urging the government of Canada to be a part of a global effort to help prevent COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, from having an effect on the lives of child refugees, migrants and impoverished children.  “We »

Health

Dentists in Quebec postpone all non-urgent appointments

Dentists around Québec are postponing all appointments for all non-urgent dental care to avoid the risk of spreading COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. The Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ) and the Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec (OHDQ) made »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Sports

The NHL, MLB and MLS among latest to suspend seasons due to coronavirus

The National Hockey League announced Thursday that it is pausing the 2019-2020 season due to the health concerns of the COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus outbreak. “The NHL has been attempting to follow the mandates of health experts and local »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Trudeau announces $1-billion package to help Canadians cope with COVID-19

On the same day when the World Health Organization finally–officially–declared COVID-19 a “pandemic,” Canada’s federal government Wednesday announced a $1-billion package to deal with the impacts of the outbreak of the virus in this country. The package includes $500-million to »