UK coronavirus variant identified in Utah for first time: officials
A more contagious strain of the novel coronavirus has been identified in Utah, marking the first time the variant — which was initially discovered in the United Kingdom late last year and is known as B.1.1.7 — has been found in the state.
Director of UBC's school of public health resigns over holiday travel during pandemic
News/Canada/British Columbia: Peter Berman has resigned as director of the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health just over a week after admitting to holiday travel during the school's winter break.
Trudeau 'open to strengthening' international travel measures as new COVID-19 variants emerge
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the federal government is open to strengthening pandemic restrictions on international travel as concerns mount about Canadians travelling abroad — but suggested the government's pre-existing measures are still effective.
Pfizer to temporarily reduce vaccine deliveries to Canada, minister says
News/Politics: Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand said today that global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will temporarily reduce shipments of its vaccine to Canada, further complicating the rollout of inoculations.
Canada is on a 'rapid growth trajectory,' 2,000 more people could die from COVID-19 in the next 10 days: PHAC
News/Politics: New modelling released by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) suggests the number of daily COVID-19 cases could more than triple to 30,000 if people increase their contacts at a time when there's widespread community transmission.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/Canada: As the number of COVID-19 cases soar in some parts of Canada, Alberta and B.C. are seeing glimmers of hope in their efforts to curb the spread of infection, although officials say it's too soon for residents to let their guard down.