Canada is on the hunt for coronavirus variants — but may not be able to keep up with outbreaks
News/Health: Canada is on the hunt for highly contagious strains of the coronavirus, but experts say they could already be spreading across the country and we may not be able to keep up with surveillance as more outbreaks occur.
Blood thinners help patients with moderate COVID, clinical trials find
News/Health: Global clinical trials examining the potential of blood thinners to treat moderately ill COVID-19 patients have proven so successful that physicians should immediately start using them in standard care, some Canadian doctors say.
CDC says COVID-19 vaccine doses can be given 6 weeks apart, warns jabs are not interchangeable
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance on coronavirus vaccine administration to state that the first and second doses of approved jabs can be given up to six weeks apart.
New coronavirus variant may be more deadly, but more evidence is needed, U.K.'s chief scientist says
News/Health: There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said Friday — though he stressed that the data is uncertain
B.C. reveals age-based plan to complete vaccinations by September
News/Canada/British Columbia: B.C. plans to immunize 4.3 million British Columbians by September with a continued age-based approach, vaccinating the high-risk and most elderly populations by April before starting with younger adults in the summer.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/World: Coronavirus infections may be about to hit a plateau in the United States based on recent seven-day averages, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, though the top U.S. infectious disease expert cautioned that the country was still in a "very serious situation" with the virus.
Why the world won't go back to 'some sense of normal' until all countries are vaccinated against COVID-19
News/Health: As countries such as Canada and the United States continue vaccinating millions of citizens, global health experts warn the pandemic could keep raging if lower-income nations don't get their share of much-needed doses.