WASHINGTON, January 2, 2022 – The United States has set several new records in Covid-19 indicators as the pandemic enters its third year, and health experts have warned of a “tidal wave” in 2022. The country shattered the daily Covid-19 cases record again as over 580,000 daily cases were recorded nationwide on Thursday, according to the...
Turkey dinners and cancelled plans: Canadians weigh danger of COVID-19 over holidays
On Dec 24, 2021, Quebec reported a new record of just over 10,000 cases, and Ontario broke its highest count with nearly 9,571. British Columbia announced a new high of 2,144 infections and Manitoba broke its record with 742.
Omicron spreading faster than any other variant: WHO chief
“Let me be very clear. WHO is not against boosters. We’re against inequity. Our main concern is (to) save lives, everywhere,” Tedros said. "Giving boosters to groups at low risk of severe disease or death simply endangers the lives of those at higher risk or still waiting for their primary dose because of supply constraints."
Manitoba, Nova Scotia cracking down amid surge in COVID-19 cases
Starting Monday, May 10 at 8 a.m., the province’s boundaries will be closed to all non-essential travel. That includes anyone intending to move to the province or parents from outside Nova Scotia hoping to pick up or drop off students.
Vancouver police issue $17,000 in fines to partygoers, man running home ‘nightclub’
VANCOUVER — Police have arrested a man who allegedly operated a makeshift nightclub at his Vancouver penthouse and issued fines against him and his suspected guests totalling more than $17,000. Sgt. Steve Addison says the case should be a lesson to anyone caught hosting a party in violation of provincial measures imposed during the COVID-19...
Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience’s previously recalled rapid COVID-19 test
TORONTO — The federal government has approved an Ottawa company’s made-in-Canada rapid COVID-19 test, Health Canada confirmed Saturday as the nation’s top doctor warned the virus’s impact on the health-care system showed no signs of abating. The test developed by Spartan Bioscience is performed by a doctor and provides on-site results within an hour, a...
Mandatory online learning leaves single parents with impossible choice
That one-size-fits-all approach means there’s little flexibility for parents who need to be around to help their kids manage the technology and stay on task.
Ontario reports record COVID-19 cases, hospital CEO warns of vaccine shortage
Ontario is reporting 4,249 new cases today, a record-breaking figure even as it factors in 450 earlier infections which were delayed in the tally.
PM warns premiers that feds don’t have ‘infinite’ resources to assist COVID-19 fight
Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer, said Canada is projected to hit 10,000 COVID-19 cases per day by early next month if the wildfire spread of the virus continues.
COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths may continue to rise in coming weeks: Tam
Tam said the number of severe cases continues to rise, with an average of almost 1,200 people in hospital and 40 new deaths per day across Canada in the last seven days.