Trudeau doubles down on promise of vaccines for all Canadians by fall. Is that still a realistic target?
News/Politics: Despite the temporary shutdown of a Pfizer plant in Belgium and threats from the EU to limit export of COVID-19 vaccines, Canada will likely have enough doses by the fall to inoculate every Canadian, experts say. Whether every Canadian will have received a shot by that time may be more of a challenge.
Ottawa urged to decriminalize simple drug possession as overdose deaths reach record highs
News/Canada/British Columbia: A growing number of officials and organizations in Canada, including police and prosecutors, are calling on the federal government to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs. In British Columbia, change has already started.
'A toll on everyone's soul:' Inside 2 hospitals' struggle to save lives from COVID-19
News/Health: During the coronavirus pandemic, Canadians are being told to stay home to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. Yet most of us have no idea about what's happening inside our hospitals, specifically intensive care units. Watch how staff at two of Canada's largest hospitals deal with the stress and strain they're up against day after day.
53 test positive as University of Guelph grapples with growing COVID outbreak
At least 53 University of Guelph students have now tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus as the university continues to blame "unsanctioned gatherings" in residence buildings mid-January for the outbreak.
Canadian politicians struggle to come to grips with the global vaccine race
News/Politics: The global scramble to vaccinate the human race against COVID-19 is bigger than Canadian politics. But every Canadian politician no doubt understands the political and human importance of this country seeming to do well in this multinational competition
Philadelphia sorting COVID-19 vaccinations after severing ties with ‘college students’ running distribution
Philadelphia health officials are rearranging plans for COVID-19 vaccinations after the city severed ties with a group of young volunteers put in charge of mass vaccination efforts that resulted in canceled appointments and allegations of selling patient information.
B.C. premier promises to come down 'like a ton of bricks' on COVID-19 rule-breakers
News/Canada/British Columbia: B.C. Premier John Horgan has promised those ignoring COVID-19 public health orders that officials will "come down on you like a ton of bricks," but no new penalties or enforcement measures have been announced.
Doctor says he was relieved of certain duties at GTA hospital network after he criticized Ontario government
News/Canada/Toronto: A doctor who works at a Greater Toronto Area hospital network says the organization is terminating his contract as interim medical director of critical care because he has spoken out about the province's pandemic response.
Fauci: 'Not productive' to rehash Trump handling of pandemic: 'Let's look forward'
Biden chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed reluctance Wednesday to rehash Trump administration policy or second-guess coronavirus decision-making by governors like New York's Andrew Cuomo, telling Fox News in a wide-ranging interview "let's look forward."
Yukon changes vaccine eligibility after B.C. couple allegedly flew in to get doses
News/Canada/North: Yukon's Community Services Minister John Streicker says he is "outraged" by the selfish behaviour of a B.C. couple who allegedly flew to Beaver Creek last week to get vaccinated. As a result, the territory is changing vaccine eligibility requirements to ensure only residents receive doses.
Lyme disease cases in US could be 10 times higher than currently reported, CDC study finds
How prevalent is Lyme disease in America? According to the findings of a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this tick-borne ailment is likely much more pervasive than what current estimates show.
Researchers exploring COVID-19 vaccine booster to combat variants, Fauci says
While recently approved vaccines are believed to maintain efficacy against two newly detected coronavirus variants, research into what impact the South African mutation of the virus may have on the shots is ongoing.