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Coronavirus variants are testing the limits of what we once thought was safe in Canada
News/Health: The rapid spread of more contagious coronavirus variants across Canada is driving a devastating third wave in much of the country and increasing the level of risk in situations previously thought to be relatively safe from COVID-19.
'If you're sick, stay home' is a non-starter for many Canadians
News/Canada: Most Canadian workers still feel like they can't stay home from work, even if they are worried they might have COVID-19. Despite growing demands for better paid sick leave, most Canadians still have inadequate coverage.
Manitoba reports 1st variant death as more infectious coronavirus strains become more prevalent
News/Canada/Manitoba: Roughly one in every four COVID-19 cases in Winnipeg is now caused by a coronavirus variant, Manitoba's chief public health officer said on Thursday, as the province reported its first known death linked to one of the more contagious strains.
Why comparing COVID hospitalization numbers between provinces isn't apple-to-apples
News/Canada/Calgary: The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and intensive care has been on the rise in many provinces lately, but comparing these numbers isn't exactly an apples-to-apples comparison. Not all provinces count patients the same way.
After back-and-forth week, Quebec signals willingness to play by new rules set by COVID variants
News/Canada/Montreal: Premier François Legault brought an abrupt halt to Quebec's brief experiment with easing public-health measures, after many experts had warned him his government was not taking the threat of COVID-19 variants seriously enough.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
News/World: People living in several provinces — including Alberta, Ontario and broad swaths of Quebec — are facing tighter public health restrictions as officials raise the alarm about more transmissible coronavirus variants and growing pressure on hospitals.
As toll rises from N.B.'s mystery brain disease, Public Health pledges 'regular updates'
News/Canada/New Brunswick: The death toll of a neurological disease found only in New Brunswick has risen from a previously reported five people to six, according to the neurologist leading the province's investigation.
Study suggests vaccines may improve symptoms for some COVID-19 long-haulers
News/Health: Emerging research suggests vaccines may reduce symptoms for some of those suffering from “long COVID,” where health concerns persist for months after the infectious stage of the illness has passed.
Hajdu publicizes delivery of 10 million vaccine doses as Ford blames federal rollout for shot delays
News/Politics: Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government is closely monitoring the gap between the number of vaccines delivered to the provinces and the number that have actually been administered.
Thousands of Niagara school staff can get vaccinated against COVID-19 over April break
News/Canada/Hamilton: As many as 4,000 educators and others who work at District School Board Niagara sites can get their shots to protect against COVID-19 between April 10 and 18, according to a release from the board.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
News/World: Quebec's health minister is expressing concern about some parts of the province's health-care system, saying that while Montreal has so far avoided returning to lockdown, the region is still under pressure. "The situation in our hospitals is concerning," Health Minister Christian Dubé wrote on Twitter.
Shortage of N.B. health-care providers forces student to pay out of pocket to see gynecologist
News/Canada/New Brunswick: When her family doctor continuously blamed stress for her abdominal pain and refused to refer her to a specialist, Mhàiri Agnew was left with few options. The 20-year-old Moncton student had to pay to see a gynecologist, who diagnosed her with polycystic ovary syndrome — 15 years after her initial complaints.
Variant first found in Brazil newest COVID-19 challenge in B.C.
News/The National: The P1 COVID-19 variant, first seen in Brazil, is creating a big problem for health officials because of how quickly it spreads. Currently concentrated in the Vancouver area, modelling shows it could spread out of control by late April.
Is your N95-style mask failing you? Lab tests show some falling way short of filtration standards
News/Canada: To find out how much Canadians can trust the N95-style masks they're buying, CBC’s Marketplace tested 14 KN95 and KF94 respirator brands purchased from Amazon and big box stores.
Non-essential travel a low risk for the vaccinated, CDC says in new guidance for Americans
News/World: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into quarantine afterward.