Warnings ignored, action delayed: Ontario’s road to its most dire COVID crisis

When Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the current stay-at-home order on April 7, he said the province's COVID-19 crisis had become worse than predicted. "The capacity at the ICUs and these variants have taken off even beyond what they told us,"...

Ontario’s failure to control the third wave has implications for all of Canada

Ontario's failure to control the third wave of the pandemic has led to a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in hospitals with devastating consequences on the delivery of health care to millions of Canadians. "Our hospital system is literally buckling," said...

U.S. preparing for COVID-19 booster shots, as Pfizer chief says 3rd dose ‘likely’ needed

The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against COVID-19, a White House official said on Thursday. While the duration of immunity after...

Here’s what’s known about why women seem more susceptible to rare vaccine blood clots

It was a report that likely prompted alarm for many women: rare, serious blood clots following vaccination for six Americans. All women, all of child-bearing age.That update this week also came on the heels of similar global blood clot reports among...

U.S. weighs next steps for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot amid reports of clotting

U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries were eagerly awaiting to help speed up virus...

Ontario is adding hundreds of ICU beds. But does it have the resources to support them?

As ICU admissions continue to soar in Ontario, critical care doctors and nurses are warning that the province's plan to add hundreds of new critical care beds alone will not improve the situation they're currently facing in this deadly third wave...

Why the U.S. recommended suspending Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, and what it means for Canada

On Tuesday, the U.S. recommended putting on hold the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a joint statement they are investigating...

Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The first confirmed case of a condition that causes rare but potentially fatal blood clots has been recorded in Canada in connection with the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.Quebec's Ministry of Health and Social Services confirmed a person in the province had a...

Canada’s COVID-19 case rate now tops U.S. rate. Here’s what the experts say

The staggering COVID-19 case numbers in the United States may have seemed like a world away compared to Canada's relative caseload for most of the pandemic, but recent statistics show the growing severity of the situation on this side of the...

Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots

Australia has abandoned a goal to vaccinate nearly all of its 26 million population by the end of 2021 following advice that people under the age of 50 take Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine rather than AstraZeneca's shot. Australia, which had banked...
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