Mom pleads for people to take COVID seriously as her son fights for his life in Regina ICU

Dianne Desjarlais Cardinal prays every day that her son Matthew, 34, is going to pull through as he battles COVID-19. She also hopes that everyone understands that the deadly virus targets the young as well as the old. View original article here...

Babies are being born with congenital syphilis in Sask. This is a public health emergency

We are about to see a third pandemic. Few are thinking about it, but it's keeping me up at night. This is a monster with three heads: HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C.   View original article here Source

In trying to contain COVID-19, we could be missing spread of HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis, experts warn

Public health experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed other epidemics that need attention. Testing for HIV and hepatitis C has plummeted in Saskatchewan, where blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections continue to spread at alarming rates. View original article here...

‘It was like I was a zombie’: Sask. woman says COVID-19 wreaked havoc on sleep schedule

Leanne Thompson-Hill says she's had a lot of sleepless nights since she got COVID-19 last year. View original article here Source

In a Regina retirement home, boxing and pool keep pandemic loneliness at bay

Much of the national spotlight has focused on the plight of seniors either facing deadly COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care homes or crippling isolation inside their own homes. But some seniors have managed to combat loneliness by staying social and active in retirement homes....

Sask. residents 85 and older can book COVID-19 vaccination online, by phone beginning Thursday

Saskatchewan residents 85 years and older will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments online or over the phone beginning Thursday at 8 a.m.  View original article here Source

Doctors urge caution as Regina COVID-19 cases outpace other major Canadian cities

Regina's COVID-19 case numbers are among the highest per capita for major Canadian cities. Premier Scott Moe hinted Tuesday at loosened restrictions, but two doctors say Saskatchewan is a long way from returning to normal. View original article here Source

Sask. Indigenous groups support letter of intent submitted to obtain 6M doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says it submitted a letter of intent to obtain at least six million doses of the newly-approved Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine. Now it's asking for funding from the federal government to secure the doses....

For homeless people trying to stay safe in pandemic, federal housing program is a lifeline, say advocates

In the past year, the word "stay" has been repeated over and over as Canadians have been urged — even ordered at times — by public health officials and governments to stay apart and stay home.And yet that isn't realistic...

Nurses union calls for more transparency as Sask. sees 3rd case of coronavirus variant

The head of Saskatchewan's main nurses' union is urging provincial leaders to explain how they plan to deal with a more infectious strain of the novel coronavirus following a report of a third variant case.The Ministry of Health announced Thursday...
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