Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID-19 measures
News/Canada/Toronto: Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest.
Public Health Agency of Canada president resigns as COVID-19 cases spike
News/Politics: The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down only 18 months into the job, leaving the federal agency tasked with coordinating the country’s COVID-19 response without a leader, CBC News has learned.
Coronavirus causing 'persistent fatigue' in more than half of recovered patients, study finds
As researchers work to understand both the short and longterm effects of the novel coronavirus, more than half of participants in a recent study who have recovered from COVID-19 are still experiencing “persistent fatigue” related to the disease.
'That grin, that big heart': Remembering Terry Fox, the Marathon of Hope and one day in Thunder Bay
News/Canada/Thunder Bay: Bill Vigars, a close friend and confidante of Terry Fox, recalls the last days of the Marathon of Hope in Thunder Bay, Ont., and the inspiration it gave Canadians as a virtual version of the annual run is set to go ahead Sunday, 40 years later.
Why doctors think you should get the flu shot this year — and soon
News/Health: As COVID-19 cases climb in many provinces, flu season is also on the horizon. Doctors say there’s more interest in the flu shot this year — and there should be. But they’re warning patients to get the shot sooner rather than later. Here's why.
Sorry to burst your COVID-19 'social bubble' but even small gatherings are getting riskier
News/Canada/Toronto: Whether you call it a social circle, household bubble or some other catchy term, it’s a concept being used across Canada to help people socialize safely. But with COVID-19 case counts rising, some warn the approach is getting riskier.
Why saliva testing for COVID-19 in Canada won't be a panacea for long lineups any time soon
News/Health: Canadians in several provinces face long lines for a swab to help diagnose COVID-19 as school and workplaces open. New testing technologies could help, but doctors say they won't be a silver bullet.