Top official admits China's COVID-19 vaccines have low efficacy
News/Health: In a rare admission of the weakness of coronavirus vaccines developed in China, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.
Coronavirus variants are testing the limits of what we once thought was safe in Canada
News/Health: The rapid spread of more contagious coronavirus variants across Canada is driving a devastating third wave in much of the country and increasing the level of risk in situations previously thought to be relatively safe from COVID-19.
A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure
Carole Rae Woodmansee died a year ago from complications of COVID-19 after contracting it during a choir practice that sickened 53 people and killed two — a superspreader event that would become one of the most pivotal transmission episodes in understanding the virus
'If you're sick, stay home' is a non-starter for many Canadians
News/Canada: Most Canadian workers still feel like they can't stay home from work, even if they are worried they might have COVID-19. Despite growing demands for better paid sick leave, most Canadians still have inadequate coverage.
Manitoba reports 1st variant death as more infectious coronavirus strains become more prevalent
News/Canada/Manitoba: Roughly one in every four COVID-19 cases in Winnipeg is now caused by a coronavirus variant, Manitoba's chief public health officer said on Thursday, as the province reported its first known death linked to one of the more contagious strains.