How Canadians are making sure no one is left behind in the vaccine rollout

Despite Canada's success in getting vaccines into arms so far, there is mounting pressure to reach those left behind — the people who, either due to lack of access or lack of trust, have not yet received a dose of the...

Why people testing positive for COVID-19 after getting fully vaccinated isn’t as dire as it sounds

At first glance, reports of people getting infected with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated can sound alarming, as if this crop of long-awaited vaccines aren't doing their job.A Toronto hospital recently announced an outbreak involving cases among people who'd received...

Why reports of COVID-19 infections after 2 vaccine doses aren’t cause for alarm

At first glance, reports of people getting infected with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated can sound alarming, as if this crop of long-awaited vaccines aren't doing their job.A Toronto hospital recently announced an outbreak involving cases among people who'd received...

New guidance for vaccinated Canadians leaves plenty of room for confusion

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Canada has finally released guidelines on what fully vaccinated...

Public Health Agency launches intelligence team to prepare for future pandemics

The Public Health Agency of Canada has quietly reorganized its internal divisions and assembled a security and intelligence section tasked with providing better, faster warnings of future pandemics, CBC News has learned.The creation of the intelligence division — part of a...

Trudeau says border restrictions will be further relaxed ‘in the coming weeks’ if all goes well

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled today the government is likely to further relax some of the most stringent border measures this summer — but Ottawa has no qualms about keeping the crossing closed for longer if an influx of travellers...

Canada is ‘well and truly over the peak’ of COVID-19’s third wave, Tam says

Canada's chief public health officer said today that strict public health measures and a ramped-up vaccination campaign have pushed the national COVID-19 case count to its lowest level in weeks. In much of the country, the pandemic outlook is improving.Dr. Theresa...

Researchers claim mystery of rare blood clots tied to COVID-19 vaccines solved, but experts urge caution

A German research team has put forward a potential solution to prevent the rare, serious blood clots caused by two leading COVID-19 vaccines, but other scientists warn it's too early to draw conclusions about the mechanism behind the potentially deadly condition.Even so, the researchers...

Why the Wuhan lab-leak origin theory of the COVID-19 virus is being taken more seriously

For Canadian biotech entrepreneur Yuri Deigin, whose 16,000-word essay last April provided one of the first detailed arguments that the COVID-19 virus could have escaped from a Chinese lab, the recent traction gained by such a theory provides a measure of satisfaction."When I just put...

B.C. cuts interval between 1st and 2nd COVID-19 vaccine doses to 8 weeks for ‘most people’

The latest:Manitoba extended public health restrictions targeting gatherings, workplaces and retail establishments on Thursday, as the province's hospitals continue to face immense pressure from a third wave of COVID-19 infections. The revised orders also mean hundreds of Manitoba schools will remain closed for at...
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