How old do you have to be to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in each province?

Many provinces have been lowering the age of eligibility for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine to as young as 40. Here's a look at the rules, recommendations, and age cutoffs are across the country.Remind me — which vaccine is this? The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine...

As ICUs fill up, doctors confront grim choice of who gets life-saving care

Hospitals are shifting critically ill patients around, looking for any empty bed. Nurses and doctors are putting in exhaustion-defying amounts of overtime. Some provinces are opening new intensive care unit capacity.But it may not be enough to stave off a point...

Student leaders cry out for support in federal budget, wary of long-term pandemic consequences

For Osob Mohamed, finishing her final semester at Simon Fraser University is bittersweet. Despite feeling the accomplishment of completing her health sciences degree, she's apprehensive what's next for her during the COVID-19 pandemic."It is feeling a little more bleak, I think, than anything," said...

Ontario walks back new policing powers following pushback

Ontario's government walked back some of its new policing powers one day after they were announced, now only allowing police to stop vehicles or people if they are suspected of participating in an organized public event or social gathering. Doug Ford's...

What you can and cannot do now that Ontario has tightened its stay-at-home order

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced new public health measures on Friday that tighten the stay-at-home order already in place and include new restrictions on travel between provinces.The stay-at-home order, first imposed on April 8 for four weeks, will now be extended until May...

Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses

Moderna will send far fewer COVID-19 shots to Canada this month than originally planned as the company grapples with production issues at its facilities in Europe.But its main competitor, Pfizer — which also produces a highly effective mRNA vaccine against the...

‘Our situation is dire,’ top health official says as Ontario sees 4,736 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reported 4,736 new cases of COVID-19 — the most ever on a single day — and a third-wave high of 29 more deaths of people with the illness on Thursday as total hospitalizations climbed to more than 1,900.There are 1,932 patients with...

This hospital system is facing an unprecedented crisis from pandemic’s 3rd wave

The surge It’s 11 a.m. on April 8. All at once, phones start buzzing and ringing throughout the intensive care unit, breaking up the monotony of gentle, constant beeps from each patient suite. "A stay-at-home order is in effect," reads...

B.C., Alberta, Quebec and Ontario report new COVID-19 case totals in the 4 digits

The latest:Four provinces reported four-digit totals of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as British Columbia saw a record number of coronavirus patients in its hospitals and Yukon confirmed the presence of a variant of concern in the territory. With 1,168 new...

B.C., Alberta, Quebec and Ontario report 4-digit totals of new COVID-19 cases

The latest:Four Canadian provinces reported four-digit totals of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as pandemic-related concerns prompted school officials in Calgary to prepare to send students in grades 7 to 12 home for a two-week period. The decision to shift the...
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