2 coronavirus vaccine trials resume final-stage testing after pauses
News/Health: AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday, the companies said on Friday.
Using plasma to treat COVID-19 still in question after clinical trial results
News/Health: Using convalescent plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat other patients failed to prevent deaths or worsening illness in one clinical trial, but Canadian researchers continue to study the treatment's potential.
Hospitalized coronavirus patients who take daily aspirin have lower death risk, study finds
Hospitalized coronavirus patients who took daily aspirin for cardiovascular health had a lower death risk than those who did not take aspirin, according to the findings of a new study conducted by researchers with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
15 cases of rare coronavirus-linked syndrome in kids reported in Washington state: officials
More than a dozen cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition that health experts say is linked to the new coronavirus, have been reported in pediatric patients in Washington state.
U.S. at near-record level for coronavirus cases, several states with peak hospitalizations
News/World: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States Thursday was the second highest on record, coming in just short of their midsummer peak as the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerates in nearly every region of the country.
Trudeau announces plan to purchase 76 million doses of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced another contract to buy a promising COVID-19 vaccine now in development — part of a plan to secure millions of vaccine doses to inoculate Canadians from the novel coronavirus.
Birx warns coronavirus closures won't suffice in this phase of pandemic, report says
Coronavirus-related closures in public places won’t stop virus spread in this phase of the pandemic, where at-home gatherings are contributing to cases, one White House official warned Thursday, according to a report.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/Canada: Provinces are taking different approaches to rising COVID-19 numbers. Alberta is not considering new restrictions, while Manitoba has announced tighter measures for its northern region and British Columbia warns new rules could be coming for social gatherings.
She's 28, survived COVID-19, and is living in a long-term care home with 200+ violations
News/Canada/Toronto: Midland Gardens Community Care in Scarborough ranked third highest in the province for violation reports over a five-year span, according to a CBC Marketplace analysis. One of the home's youngest residents, a 28-year-old woman with a spinal cord injury, alleges her fellow residents have been neglected for years.
In Quebec, the battle against COVID-19 shifts to workplaces
News/Canada/Montreal: As the second COVID-19 wave ramped up in August and September, Quebec's provincial government targeted social gatherings as the main culprit. Six weeks later, it is turning its attentions to workplaces, which account for just under half the active outbreaks.
Ontario ordered enough flu shots for a third of the population
News/Canada/Ottawa: While public health officials across the province urge more people than ever to get a flu shot this year, the Ontario government ordered only enough doses of the influenza vaccine to cover about 35 per cent of the population.