Is it safe to play hockey? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're breaking down what you need to know about the pandemic. Send us your questions via email at COVID@cbc.ca, and we'll answer as many as we can. We'll publish a selection of answers every weekday on our website, and we're...

China approves COVID-19 vaccine for military use, skips final phase of testing

China's military has received the green light to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy, the company said on Monday.The Ad5-nCoV is one...

Asymptomatic COVID-19 findings dim hopes for ‘herd immunity’ and ‘immunity passports’

A closer look at people who tested positive for COVID-19 but never developed symptoms has found that such asymptomatic carriers have few to no detectable antibodies just weeks after infection, suggesting they may not develop lasting immunity.There's growing evidence that a significant...

The unintended consequences of surgery delays during COVID-19

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. The sacrifice Canadians have collectively made to flatten...

Canada’s proportion of COVID-19 deaths in long-term care double the average of other countries, study shows

A new study finds the proportion of Canadian COVID-19 deaths that have occurred in long-term care facilities is about twice the average of rates from other developed countries.The analysis released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information provides a damning...

Congo announces end to 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak on record

The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of the virus continued on the other side of the...

Canada’s COVID-19 deaths in long-term care double the average of other countries, study shows

A new study finds the proportion of Canadian COVID-19 deaths that have occurred in long-term care facilities is about twice the average of rates from other developed countries.The analysis released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information provides a...

Could Canada avoid a second wave of COVID-19?

The first wave of COVID-19 is subsiding in Canada, with daily case numbers and hospitalizations falling to rates not seen since the beginning of the pandemic.Predictions on when a second wave of COVID-19 could hit have ranged from the fall...

COVID-19 surges among young Americans, endangering older adults

Coronavirus cases are climbing rapidly among young adults in a number of states in the U.S. where bars, stores and restaurants have reopened — a disturbing generational shift that not only puts them in greater peril than many realize but...

Some countries reconsider 2-metre rule for physical distancing, but not here

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, continues to recommend people stay two metres apart from others to curb COVID-19 as the economy reopens and countries like Britain relax their distancing rule.On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced...
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