CBC Canada Health
EU regulator backs use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine despite finding possible link to blood clots
News/Health: Europe's drug regulator has found a possible link between Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who received doses in the United States, but backed its overall benefits against any risks.
How a COVID-19 vaccine can (and cannot) affect menstruation, mammograms and more
News/Canada/British Columbia: Four health experts told CBC News there are key findings women can keep in mind when getting the COVID-19 vaccine — particularly if they are pregnant, booking a mammogram or a fertility treatment, or wondering whether it can disrupt their menstrual cycle.
Meet the Canadian doctors working to identify and treat the rare blood clots linked to COVID-19 vaccines
News/Health: A McMaster University lab has become key to the country's efforts to identify rare cases of blood clotting linked to certain COVID-19 vaccines, and giving those affected the best possible treatment.
Moderna hasn't breached its vaccine contract despite repeated delivery concerns: Anand
News/Politics: Moderna has not violated its contractual obligations with Canada, Procurement Minister Anita Anand says, despite continued setbacks over promised COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to this country.
Student leaders cry out for support in federal budget, wary of long-term pandemic consequences
News: The coronavirus pandemic has dealt multiple blows to Canadian students in post-secondary, altering their schooling and drastically affecting their job options. Student leaders and experts are calling for more help ahead of Monday's federal budget.
Ontario walks back new policing powers following pushback
News/Canada/Toronto: Ontario's government walked back some of its new policing powers one day after they were announced, now only allowing police to stop vehicles or people if they are suspected of participating in an organized public event or social gathering.
Here — once again — is why B.C. isn't planning on increasing restrictions soon
News/Canada/British Columbia: Weeks into B.C.’s third wave, with cases still around 1,000 a day and hospitalizations still increasing to new heights every day, there are some who would like the government to do more.
Warnings ignored, action delayed: Ontario's road to its most dire COVID crisis
News/Health: Ontario is in the midst of an unprecedented health-care crisis as the pandemic's third wave worsens. Front-line doctors say it could have been avoided had Ontario acted more decisively on early warnings.
Ontario's failure to control the third wave has implications for all of Canada
News/Health: Ontario’s failure to control the third wave of the pandemic has led to a massive surge in COVID-19 in hospitals with devastating consequences on the delivery of health care to millions of Canadians.
Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses
News/Politics: Moderna will send far fewer COVID-19 shots to Canada this month than originally planned as the company grapples with production issues at its facilities in Europe. But its main competitor, Pfizer, has said it will send millions more doses to Canada in May, June and beyond — a commitment that will more than cover the shortfall from Moderna.
U.S. preparing for COVID-19 booster shots, as Pfizer chief says 3rd dose 'likely' needed
News/Health: The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against COVID-19, a White House official said on Thursday.
Canadian Medical Association issues 'urgent' call for unprecedented measures to fight pandemic
News/Politics: The Canadian Medical Association has issued a plea for a number of what it calls "unprecedented" measures to address rising COVID-19 case numbers in many provinces across the country. Among them, stricter public health measures, more national collaboration and sharing resources across provinces.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/World: Ontario is considering new measures that could make its stay-at-home order even more strict. Premier Doug Ford is scheduled to make an announcement Friday afternoon following another cabinet meeting.
Here's what's known about why women seem more susceptible to rare vaccine blood clots
News/Health: Two leading COVID-19 vaccines are being linked to rare, serious blood clots, with the bulk of cases being women. But medical experts say with so few reports after millions of doses administered, determining what's actually behind these cases will take time and research. Here's what we do know.
Moderna delays expected to push back vaccine deliveries by more than a week
News/Politics: Moderna is facing a persistent "quality assurance" backlog at its production facilities — a roadblock that has resulted in days-long delivery delays for doses destined for Canada, the military commander leading vaccine logistics said today.