CDC data shows omicron accounts for 99.9% of new cases as experts investigate sub-variant
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the omicron variant of the coronavirus now accounts for 99.9% of new COVID-19 cases. This comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) and health officials are keeping their eyes on a COVID-19 sub-variant called BA.2.
Why scientists are tracking BA.2, a stealth subvariant of Omicron that's on the rise
News/Health: Unlocking the mysteries behind Omicron's unique set of mutations will be key to understanding how this virus evolves and spreads — particularly as a tougher-to-detect subvariant called BA.2 is taking off in various countries.
Anxiety, depression, loneliness at highest levels among Canadians since early pandemic: survey
News/Canada/Toronto: Anxiety and feelings of depression and loneliness among adult Canadians are at their highest levels since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report released Tuesday by Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests.
Ontario officials tell Windsor's top doctor that now-rescinded pause on migrant workers was 'discriminatory'
News/Canada/Windsor: Letters from top Ontario officials to Windsor's acting medical officer of health scold him for sending now-rescinded written directives to businesses to halt the arrival of temporary foreign workers, CBC News has learned.
Pfizer-BioNTech launch trial of Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine
News/Health: Pfizer and BioNTech said on Tuesday they started a clinical trial to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target the COVID-19 Omicron variant, which has eluded some of the protection provided by the original two-dose vaccine regimen.
How COVID data will change after Biden's testing push
Amid a surge of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the Biden administration launched a new testing initiative last week, sending every residence four free rapid tests and requiring private health insurers to cover up to eight at-home tests per month for those on their plans.
Boston patient removed from heart-transplant list because he’s not vaccinated against COVID: report
The parents of a 31-year-old in need of a heart transplant at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital said their son has been removed from the transplant list because he has not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a report.
Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa
News/Politics: Conservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "vaccine vendetta," saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains.
This Calgary couple is working to destigmatize cancer for Black Canadians
News/Canada/Calgary: When Yinka Oladele’s husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2016, she automatically became his caregiver. But she struggled to find the information and resources she needed to navigate his diagnosis as a Black patient.
How schools are pushing through to keep students learning in person despite Omicron
News/Canada: Classrooms across Canada are looking different than they did just one month ago, as educators grapple with a tidal wave of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases and severe winter weather blasting various regions. Educators in different provinces share snapshots of what's going on in their communities.
Trapeze, tennis and motorcycling: How Windsor, Ont., health-care workers are tackling Omicron stress
News/Canada/Windsor: After an emotional breakdown in the middle of the pandemic and taking the stress of COVID-19 home, Louise Raymond, a certified rehab assistant at a Windsor, Ont., hospital, is among those in health care who have been managing their mental health differently during yet another wave.