Early-aging disorder claims life of young, beloved social media star Adalia Rose
Although many hope to discover the fountain of youth, there’s actually a gene that does the opposite, as social media sensation Adalia Rose Williams shared with the world through her rare genetic disorder that accelerates the appearance of aging, according to her Instagram page, which noted she died recently at age 15.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
News/World: The World Health Organization says a UN-backed program shipping coronavirus vaccines to many low-income countries has now delivered one billion doses, but more work needs to be done after hoarding and stockpiling in rich countries.
What you need to know about layering masks
News/Canada: If you don’t have access to an N95 mask, or an equivalent, layering masks can be a good option — but that’s only if they’re being worn correctly. Dr. Anna Wolak, a family physician and member of Masks4Canada, breaks down the dos and don’ts of mask layering, as well as some hacks to help your masks fit better.
Military to help manage COVID-19 outbreak at First Nation in northern Ontario
News/World: The Canadian military is being sent to Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario to help the community manage a COVID-19 outbreak, Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair said Friday night.
FEMA administrator on delayed COVID testing efforts: Agency's role 'has not changed'
Responding to questions about whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) should have been surging resources for COVID-19 testing months ago – before the omicron variant of the coronavirus began to infect individuals nationwide – Administrator Deanne Criswell said Friday that the agency was working to support states based on what they had requested.
Physio graduates in limbo as clinical competency exams nixed, but still required for licensure
News/Canada/British Columbia: The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators announced that the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) will no longer be offered, citing the pandemic and its inability to offer large-scale competency exams in person.
This is what Quebec's doctors and nurses are seeing in ERs during the Omicron wave
News/Canada/Montreal: More than 3,000 people are now in hospital with COVID-19 in Quebec, the most since the start of the pandemic. But there are also signs of hope, health-care workers say, including in the improvements in care and the efficacy of vaccines in preventing serious illness.
Canadian COVID-19 vaccine study seized on by anti-vaxxers — highlighting dangers of early research in pandemic
News/Health: A Canadian study that vastly underestimated the protection COVID-19 vaccines provide against the Omicron variant is being revised — but not before it spread widely on social media by anti-vaxxers, academics and even the creators of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
Omicron in the US: States potentially headed for peak as NY COVID-19 hospitalizations drop
As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread, sending numbers of daily cases and hospitalizations soaring this month, experts believe the winter surge could be heading toward its peak in some states.