Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
News/World: Melbourne, one of the world's most locked-down cities that emerged from its latest spate of COVID-19 restrictions heading into the weekend, will see more curbs eased later this week when the state of Victoria reaches an 80 per cent full vaccination rate, officials said on Sunday.
Summer camp strategies aimed at preventing COVID spread led to 'almost zero' transmissions: CDC
Implementation of multiple strategies prevented almost zero transmission of COVID-19 among 7,173 campers and staff members who attended nine U.S. overnight camps this summer, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study
COVID-19 hospital airborne transmission prevented by air filters, study suggests
COVID-19 particles can be effectively filtered from the air to prevent transmission in the hospital using portable air filters and ultraviolet (UV) light sterilization technology, according to a recent study.
Prison workers top list of those not complying with Connecticut COVID-19 mandate
Employees in the state’s prison system make up more than 32% of state workers who have failed to comply with Gov. Ned Lamont’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to figures released Friday by the governor’s office.
With patience and respect, Montreal doctor convinced vaccine-hesitant co-worker to get her shots
News/Canada/Montreal: Worried about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Montreal patient attendant Monique Dupriez turned to her co-worker Dr. Ingrid Marchand for advice, but the process wasn't fast or easy. Even once she'd been persuaded, it took Dupriez a month to take the leap and actually be inoculated.
FDA says kid-sized Pfizer vaccine doses appear highly effective, safe
News/Health: U.S. health regulators say kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the country weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.
Drinks in the the sunset years: Why the Queen has to start skipping her favorite martini
Because of the natural changes the body goes through as we age and the slower way we metabolize alcohol as we get older, drinking can have serious health consequences in older adults, according to multiple reports.
Aromatherapy spray recalled in U.S. following rare tropical disease deaths
News/Health: U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had travelled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India.
'It's not your fault': Changing the conversation about obesity
Radio/The Current: Millions of Canadian adults are classified as overweight or obese by the Body Mass Index. But according to some experts, the BMI is among many things that should be scrapped as the medical field changes how it looks at obesity.
Canadians who had allergic reaction to first vaccine dose can safely get second, advisory committee says
News/Politics: Those who had an allergic reaction to their first shot of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can safely receive future doses of the same product or a different mRNA vaccine, says Canada's vaccine advisory committee.
When is it time to get the COVID-19 booster shot?
Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters, but figuring out who’s eligible and when can be confusing. And adding to the challenge is that this time around, people can choose a different brand of vaccine for that extra dose.