Law barring transgender medical care for minors leaves Arkansas families with agonizing choice

Time is running out for the families of transgender kids in the state of Arkansas who are staring down a brutal choice.Republican lawmakers recently passed a bill that bans gender-affirming medical care for minors. That means the care some transgender kids...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on May 13

The latest:Manitoba reported its highest ever single day total of new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, while neighbouring Ontario announced an extension of its ongoing stay-at-home order to try to shrink its third wave. Further west, Albertans learned Thursday that if they...

How can we stop the next pandemic? Experts call for major changes in surveillance, alert systems

A new transparent global system should be set up for probing disease outbreaks, empowering the World Health Organization to deploy investigators at short notice and reveal findings, a COVID-19 pandemic review panel said on Wednesday.The WHO should have declared the...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on May 11

The latest:Ontario will be pausing the rollout and administration of first doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, effective Tuesday, due to concerns over rare but potentially fatal blood clots. Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, made the announcement at a...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on May 10

The latest:There were some glimpses of positive news out of British Columbia on Monday, as health officials announced a downward trend in several key COVID-19 markers over the past three days. The number of new cases of was down over the past three...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on May 9

The latest:Manitoba is shifting students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in Winnipeg and Brandon to remote learning amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, officials said on Sunday. The move takes effect Wednesday and will last until May 30, said Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr....

Canadian Forces aircraft delivers 1st shipment of medical supplies to India

The latest:A Canadian military plane landed in New Delhi on Saturday, carrying medical supplies to help fight COVID-19 in India, a country with the world's fastest pace of spreading infections. The CC-150 Polaris aircraft brought about 25,000 vials of the antiviral drug remdesivir...

Federal government to help employers get rapid COVID-19 tests through new portal

The latest:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an expanded program for small and medium-sized businesses to get free rapid COVID-19 tests for their employees. The tests, which screen for the virus in as little as 15 minutes, can be ordered from...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on May 6

The latest:Alberta's top doctor said Thursday that it's not yet clear if the province has seen the peak of its third wave of coronavirus infection. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, told reporters that Alberta had seen...

U.S. supports waiving intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic.U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the government's position in a Wednesday statement,...
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