Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients

Ideally, those cancer patients who want the shot could get it at their cancer centers rather than in a mass distribution site. But a bumpy rollout and age restrictions have frustrated many people with cancer. Still, if the shot is...

Learning to Listen to Patients’ Stories

The pandemic has been a time of painful social isolation for many. Few places can be as isolating as hospitals, where patients are surrounded by strangers, subject to invasive tests and attached to an assortment of beeping and gurgling machines.How...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Feb. 24

The latest:The first big real-world study of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is highly effective at preventing COVID-19, in a potentially landmark moment for countries desperate to end lockdowns and reopen economies. Up until now,...

How historical racism in science continues to shape the Black experience

Science is meant to be objective. In order to be trusted, it is to be free of any bias or prejudice and simply rely on experimentation, observation and conclusions.However, that has not been the case when it comes to race. And centuries of...

So you got your COVID-19 shot. Does that mean life goes back to normal?

After Toronto family physician Dr. Tali Bogler received her final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in January, she felt a newfound sense of relief — but also knew her daily life wasn't going to suddenly change.On an afternoon in late February, while still...

‘It’s Up to You’: Ad campaign to encourage coronavirus vaccination gets underway

The campaign — the first concerted effort urging Americans to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus — will further encourage those skeptical of the vaccines to visit a new website, getvaccineanswers.org, for the latest information on the safety and availability...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big ‘real world’ test

A real-world test of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it's very effective at preventing serious illness or death, even after one dose. Wednesday's published results, from a mass vaccination campaign in Israel, give...

‘I don’t recognize the person that I am’: COVID-19 long hauler hopes new clinic will provide treatment, answers

OTTAWA -- COVID-19 patients who experience symptoms months after infection are heading to “post COVID-19 clinics” for treatment and to hopefully discover why their illnessis prolonged. Violaine Cousineau, an English literature teacher in Montreal, is among the first people to...

Moderna begins studying potential COVID-19 vaccine booster targetting variant first detected in South Africa

Drug manufacturer Moderna says it will begin testing a variant-specific version of its COVID-19 vaccine that would target the B1351 variant first detected in South Africa.  The company has previously reported that its original two-dose vaccine — already approved for use in...

Becerra commits to private-sector Medicare but indicates it is too generous

By Amy Goldstein and Brittany Shammas, Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, pledged Wednesday to support Medicare Advantage, the increasingly popular private form of the federal insurance system for older Americans —...
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