AstraZeneca-Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for seniors, Canadian committee says

The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations has recommended against using the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in people aged 65 and older, although Health Canada has authorized it to be used in adults of all ages. View original article here Source

Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for seniors, Canadian committee says

The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) has recommended against using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in people aged 65 and older, although Health Canada has authorized it to be used in adults of all ages. View original article here Source

Why we need to rethink COVID-19 risk as the weather warms up

Experts say we need to shift our messaging and set out realistic parameters for socializing safely over the next few months or risk losing the room — or worse, pushing people to more dangerous behaviour. View original article here Source

Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine endorsed by U.S. advisers

U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the country on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly approve...

Why AstraZeneca vaccine approval in Canada may open more doors

Health Canada's approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in adults follows similar green lights from regulators worldwide. View original article here Source

The human side of healing: How seeing loved ones helps COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 restrictions are keeping many patients isolated in the hospital, but a new study is highlighting what doctors, patients and families have seen: being near loved ones can play a role in healing — specifically around a common brain dysfunction...

Moderna begins studying potential COVID-19 vaccine booster targeting 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...

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...

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...

What a 3rd wave of COVID-19 could look like in Canada — and how we can avoid it

COVID-19 levels are declining from the devastating peaks of the second wave across much of Canada, but experts say the threat of more contagious coronavirus variants threatens to jeopardize our ability to prevent a third wave.Canada has close to 850...
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