Canadians who had allergic reaction to first vaccine dose can safely get second, advisory committee says
News/Politics: Those who had an allergic reaction to their first shot of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can safely receive future doses of the same product or a different mRNA vaccine, says Canada's vaccine advisory committee.
When is it time to get the COVID-19 booster shot?
Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters, but figuring out who’s eligible and when can be confusing. And adding to the challenge is that this time around, people can choose a different brand of vaccine for that extra dose.
The danger of COVID-19 misinformation is 'mind-boggling,' says Dr. Anthony Fauci
Radio/Ideas: With the COVID-19 death toll in the United States having surpassed 730,000, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells IDEAS host Nahlah Ayed that he finds it "mind-boggling" that partisanship and skepticism of science continue to fuel the pandemic.
Alberta put its contact-tracing system on life support. Can it be resuscitated?
News/Canada/Calgary: Alberta announced it would move in August toward treating the pandemic as an endemic — ending contact tracing. That didn’t last, but resuming it has been difficult, contact tracers say.
Whole raw onions recalled in Canada over link to U.S. salmonella outbreak
News/Health: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall warning for whole red, yellow and white raw onions after U.S. health officials linked the vegetables to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 650 people in 37 U.S. states.
There's a children's COVID-19 vaccine awaiting approval in Canada. What do we know about it?
News/Health: CBC answers how the pediatric vaccine is different, where kids will be able to get it, how long approval might take and other questions around COVID-19 vaccinations for younger children.
Canadian Medical Association calls for stricter COVID-19 measures in Saskatchewan
News/Canada/Saskatoon: The Canadian Medical Association's Dr. Katharine Smart issued a statement on Thursday, one day after the province's chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, broke down while presenting dire new modelling on the COVID-19 situation.
Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with kidney experiment
News/Science: Scientists at New York University temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
News/World: Moscow will reintroduce lockdown measures from Oct. 28 to combat surging COVID-19 cases, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Thursday, with all shops, bars and restaurants due to close, except those selling essential goods, such as supermarkets and pharmacies.
Cambridge woman outraged after late sister's photos used in Ontario MPP's anti-vaccination posts
A Cambridge woman is demanding an apology from Ontario MPP Randy Hillier after a photo and personal information of her late sister, who died from a rare autoimmune disease, were used without permission in his anti-vaccination social media posts.
Florida's new surgeon general: Data does not support mask mandates in school
Florida's new surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, argued that data does not support mask mandates in schools to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he insisted that parents — not school boards or governors — should make the decision whether or not their children wear masks to school.