Ontario's COVID-19 rates lower than expected due to public health measures, say experts
News/Canada/Toronto: Ontario's daily COVID-19 case counts are lower than what many experts had expected by now, and while they point to a number of factors for the relative relief, they say now is not the time to ease up on those measures.
Company recalls 1 lot of drug that treats severely low blood sugar due to possible health risk
News/Health: Eli Lilly Canada is recalling one lot of an injectable prescription drug used to treat blood glucose levels that have dropped too low, which may occur in people with diabetes who are treated with insulin.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
News/World: The U.S. Travel Association says the ongoing closure of the Mexican and Canadian land borders is costing U.S. businesses an estimated $1.5 billion a month in "travel exports," which the association defines as spending by foreign residents while visiting the U.S.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday
News/World: Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to give the shots to older patients or those at higher risk.
A Canadian COVID-19 study that turned out to be wrong has spread like wildfire among anti-vaxxers
News/Health: An inaccurate Canadian study showing an extremely high rate of heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccines has been retracted due to a major mathematical error — but not before it spread like wildfire on anti-vaccination websites and social media.
Tam is asked to advise parents considering COVID-19 vaccines for children
News/Canada: A reporter asks Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, for her advice to parents considering vaccinating their children once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to those younger than 12.
CDC director denies defying agency panel over COVID-19 booster recommendations
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky denied overruling an agency advisory committee that had reportedly refused to endorse Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots during a White House briefing Friday afternoon.
Tam asked to advise parents considering COVID-19 vaccines for children
News/Politics: A reporter asks Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, for her advice to parents considering vaccinating their children once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to those younger than 12.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/World: Portugal is scrapping many of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions, after becoming the world leader in vaccination rollout — though the prime minister cautioned that the pandemic isn't over and "the risk is still there."
Premiers call for 'urgent' increase in health care funding
News/Politics: The country's premiers stood united Thursday in calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to increase the federal government's share of health care costs and to hold a first ministers' meeting to discuss the issue.
CDC advisers recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 65 and older, high risk
News/Health: An advisory panel at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and for some adults with underlying medical conditions that put them at risk of severe disease.