Canada must 'learn from' the pandemic crisis in parts of the West, Tam says
News/Politics: Canada's chief public health officer says other provinces need to learn from the poor pandemic example being set by Alberta and Saskatchewan if they want to avoid the crisis now afflicting health services in those provinces.
Several studies support COVID-19 vaccine boosters as FDA remains neutral ahead of Friday vote
Several studies published Wednesday supporting potential use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine booster shot amid waning immunity met a neutral tone from the Food and Drug Administration, per documents posted ahead of a critical meeting Friday.
Parents seek out COVID-19 vaccine trials for their children ahead of official authorization
Rachael DiFransico’s 14-month-old daughter Sybil chewed on a plastic toy at a doctor’s office in the Cleveland suburbs while waiting one recent day to enroll in a study testing whether a Covid-19 vaccine works safely in children.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
News/World: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend "a few days" in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported.
COVID-19 during pregnancy means 10 times higher risk of ICU admission, Canadian data suggests
News/Health: Canadian data suggests people who are pregnant face significantly higher risks of serious COVID-19 requiring hospitalization, ICU admission, or life support — a particular concern because pregnant people tend to have lower rates of vaccination.
Moderna analysis: Those vaccinated last year twice more likely to contract COVID-19
Moderna released data showing its COVID-19 vaccine is effective in preventing serious health issues or death from “variants of concern" but admitting that those who received the vaccine last year were twice as likely to get the coronavirus disease.
Alberta to launch proof-of-vaccination program, declares health emergency amid surge in COVID-19 cases
News/Canada/Edmonton: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Wednesday introduced strict and sweeping new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as he apologized for his government's handling of the pandemic.
Overburdened Red Deer hospital forced to airlift COVID-19 patients to Calgary, Edmonton
News/Canada/Calgary: Critically ill patients are being airlifted out of Red Deer Regional Hospital as doctors and nurses from its various departments are recruited to care for patients on ventilators due to spiking COVID-19 cases in central Alberta.
N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Vaccination proof to be required after record 63 cases, 1 death recorded
News/Canada/New Brunswick: People aged 12 and older will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government identification to access certain New Brunswick businesses and events, such as restaurants and indoor funerals, starting next Wednesday in a bid to limit the spread of the virus and boost vaccination rates.