Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/World: Premier Jason Kenney says he wants to eliminate Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport program as soon as it's safe to do so, but noted that it's not yet the right time, as hospitals continue to feel pandemic pressures.
People say they want COVID-19 to become 'endemic.' But what does that really mean?
News/Health: Canada is not yet at a stage where people can live with the coronavirus and return to normal activities and it's dangerous to misuse the word "endemic" to suggest that, infectious disease experts and epidemiologists warn.
CDC should track more COVID-19 breakthrough infections to get ahead of the pandemic, experts warn
The CDC says the best way to prevent infection and slow the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated, but the total number of breakthrough cases are unknown because the agency only monitors the most severe on a monthly basis
CDC Director Walensky on omicron's severity: 'Milder does not mean mild'
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday that while severity of disease "appears to be lower" with the omicron variant of the coronavirus, labeling the variant of concern as "milder" does not mean that it is mild.
Early physical activity helps children after concussions, study finds
News/Canada/Ottawa: New research from Ottawa’s pediatric hospital could have significant implications for older children suffering from a concussion as it encourages physical activity within days of a brain injury.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
News/World: Most coronavirus restrictions including mandatory face masks were lifted in England on Thursday, after Britain's government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Canadian university races former Chinese partner to make a COVID-19 booster
News/Canada: A vaccine collaboration between McMaster University in Hamilton and a former Chinese partner stalled years ago and they are now independently racing to develop similar COVID-19 boosters, The Fifth Estate has found.