Boston patient removed from heart-transplant list because he’s not vaccinated against COVID: report
The parents of a 31-year-old in need of a heart transplant at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital said their son has been removed from the transplant list because he has not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a report.
Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa
News/Politics: Conservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "vaccine vendetta," saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains.
This Calgary couple is working to destigmatize cancer for Black Canadians
News/Canada/Calgary: When Yinka Oladele’s husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2016, she automatically became his caregiver. But she struggled to find the information and resources she needed to navigate his diagnosis as a Black patient.
How schools are pushing through to keep students learning in person despite Omicron
News/Canada: Classrooms across Canada are looking different than they did just one month ago, as educators grapple with a tidal wave of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases and severe winter weather blasting various regions. Educators in different provinces share snapshots of what's going on in their communities.
Trapeze, tennis and motorcycling: How Windsor, Ont., health-care workers are tackling Omicron stress
News/Canada/Windsor: After an emotional breakdown in the middle of the pandemic and taking the stress of COVID-19 home, Louise Raymond, a certified rehab assistant at a Windsor, Ont., hospital, is among those in health care who have been managing their mental health differently during yet another wave.
How the COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake shows Canada needs to boost crisis response in First Nations
News/Canada/Thunder Bay: The federal government's response to a COVID-19 outbreak in a northern Ontario First Nation was criticized for being slow and ineffective. Indigenous leaders and experts say Canada needs to rethink how it responds to crises in First Nations.
COVID-19 can wreak havoc on your body. So will it cause health issues decades down the road?
News/Health: COVID-19 can lead to a dizzying array of symptoms and sometimes causes lingering effects. What will that mean for the long-term health of millions of people who’ve been infected — months, years or even decades down the road?
COVID-19: Researchers study long-term impact first round of infection had on sense of smell
Researchers in Sweden are trying to learn more about the long-term impact that the first wave of COVID-19 infections had on individuals who lost their sense of smell when they first learned they had the virus.
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are travelling abroad despite Omicron
News/Business: Statistics Canada tallied more than 700,000 Canadian air passenger arrivals returning home from abroad in December despite Omicron's spread and Canada's advisory against international travel abroad.
As U.S. accelerates distribution of rapid tests, critics call on Ottawa to catch up
News/Politics: As Canadians grapple with the highly transmissible Omicron variant and a molecular testing regime that has all but collapsed, rapid antigen tests have become a much-needed lifeline — for those lucky enough to get their hands on one. In the U.S., 875 million at-home tests will be distributed this month.
FDA acts to expand use of treatment for COVID-19 patients with mild-to-moderate disease
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took action Friday to expand the use of the antiviral remdesivir drug Veklury to certain non-hospitalized adults and pediatric patients for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease.
World’s oldest man lived the 'simple life,' dies days before turning 113
The secret ingredients to longevity maybe the simple life.Saturnino de la Fuente García died on Tuesday morning in his home in León, Spain as the oldest living man at 112 years and 341 days old, just days before his 113th birthday, according to a Guinness World Records report.
CDC plans to 'pivot the language' on vaccination, Walensky says
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a Friday briefing that the agency is working to "pivot" its language regarding what it means to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.