Global research consortium examines if COVID-19 may cause diabetes
News/Canada/British Columbia: It's been well established that having diabetes is likely to cause worse outcomes for those who get sick with COVID-19. Now, a global team of researchers is leading the effort to find out if the novel coronavirus may also cause diabetes in some people.
How Canada can crush the variants with vaccines and make this reopening our last
News/Health: Canada is poised to battle back more contagious coronavirus variants that threaten to jeopardize reopening plans across the country due to a huge uptick in vaccine supply, a willingness from Canadians to get the shots and some promising new vaccine research.
Cruise lines say no change in sailing plans after new COVID-19 cases
News/Health: Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corporation will push ahead with a return to cruises this summer despite two guests onboard Royal Caribbean's Celebrity Millennium ship testing positive for COVID-19.
New COVID-19 cases have dropped 80 per cent — and 5.3 million more shots are set to arrive next week
News/Politics: After months of mostly bad news, Canada's chief public health officer said today the country's COVID-19 trajectory has improved dramatically and an anticipated flood of doses should put the country "on the path back to the things we miss."
FDA tells Johnson & Johnson to toss 60M COVID-19 vaccine doses over contamination concerns: report
Johnson & Johnson declined to comment on a report that the FDA said to throw out 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine that was produced at a troubled Maryland facility over concerns of possible contamination.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Friday
News/World: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hopes of ending England's coronavirus lockdown on June 21 hung in the balance on Friday as data showed a further rise in cases of the rapidly spreading delta variant.
Canada to commit to sharing up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses: official
News/Politics: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his country will contribute 100 million doses to the international campaign before the end of the year, stepping up pressure on Canada and other countries to contribute.
How the COVID-19 pandemic lowered life expectancy in Canada last year
News/Health: COVID-19 deaths led to a five-month decrease in life expectancy at birth last year, recent data released by Statistics Canada suggest, potentially putting the country at a level not seen in seven years.
CDC holding emergency meeting on heart inflammation in young males after COVID shot
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 vaccine advisory committee will attend an emergency meeting next week to discuss higher than expected reports of heart inflammation in young males who received their second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Ontario stands firm on 12-week interval for AstraZeneca doses — against experts' advice
News/Health: Citing the need for speed against the growing threat of the coronavirus delta variant, infectious diseases specialists say the wait for a second dose should only be eight weeks, regardless of what kind of vaccine people got as their first dose.