Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine headed for FDA committee vote: What the experts say
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday is slated to vote on Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 jab, with the panel expected to recommend that the FDA formally grant the shot emergency use approval in a race to vaccinate as many Americans as possible in the continued fight against the novel coronavirus.
Ontario alerts healthcare workers about counterfeit N95 respirators that slipped detection
News/Canada/Toronto: Ontario’s health ministry said Friday a number of counterfeit N95 respirators were sent to health care providers and that it's now investigating how they products wound up in the provincial stockpile.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/World: South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign amid controversy over the government's decision to delay inoculating people older than 65.
FDA eases Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipping, storage temperatures
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday it is allowing more flexible shipping and storage temperatures for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The change permits transportation and two-week storage at -25 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius, which is often found in pharmaceutical freezers and refrigerators.
Ontario man fined $3.8K at land border crossing amid confusion over who's 'essential'
News/Canada/Windsor: An Ontario man who says he normally has no problem crossing the Windsor-Detroit border for work was surprised to learn this week he's subject to new rules — because, he was told, he doesn't cross every day.
Family seeks return of Cindy Gladue's remains from Alberta medical examiner's office
News/Indigenous: The family of Cindy Gladue, a 36 year-old Cree-Metis woman whose killer was found guilty of manslaughter last week, wants Alberta’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to return her remains so they can lay her to rest.
Black scientists around the world are calling for action, equality and representation
Radio/Quirks & Quarks: After a woman walking in Central Park falsely accused a Black man of assaulting her, social media erupted in support of the scientist who was simply birdwatching causing anger, outrage — and action. Now, Black scientists from around the world are taking part, promoting their work and calling for change.
The human side of healing: How seeing loved ones helps COVID-19 patients
News/Health: COVID-19 restrictions are keeping many patients isolated in the hospital, but a new study is highlighting what doctors, patients and families have seen: being near loved ones can play a role in healing — specifically around a common brain dysfunction that comes with COVID-19.