Federal, provincial officials to discuss ways to counter anti-Indigenous racism in health care
News/Politics: Federal ministers are convening virtual meetings with provincial and territorial health counterparts, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation representatives and medical experts over the next two days to figure out how to address anti-Indigenous racism in Canada's health care systems.
Reports of seniors falling ill or dying after getting dose of COVID-19 vaccine don't tell the whole story
News/Health: Despite headline-making reports of seniors falling ill despite getting a shot of COVID-19 vaccine, Canadian physicians stress these vaccines are proving overwhelmingly safe for the vast majority of elderly recipients — a population at the highest risk of dying from the illness.
Mental health experts warn of isolation's devastating effects amid pandemic
95-year-old Rita Thomas was forced to isolate alongside her fellow nursing home residents amid the pandemic. Without the ability to see her loved ones or socialize with others, her health quickly declined. Eventually, she lost the will to carry on.
Union leader: Chicago teachers are battling both coronavirus pandemic and fear
American Federation of Teachers leader Randi Weingarten said Tuesday that Chicago educators are battling both the coronavirus pandemic and "fear" as an impasse continues over resuming in-person learning in America's third-largest city.
47 COVID-19 tests and still on the road: The life of a travelling surgeon
News/Canada/PEI: A trauma and orthopedic surgeon has been splitting his time between work in three New Brunswick hospitals and his home and family in P.E.I. And he's got dozens of COVID-19 test results to show for it.
Coronavirus face masks and hearing loss: 95% say pandemic has affected ability to communicate, survey finds
Though studies have found they are effective in helping to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, face masks are not ideal for those living with hearing loss, with some 95% of respondents to a recent survey reporting that these facial coverings have adversely affected their ability to communicate with others during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hundreds of Ontario health experts demand province abolish for-profit long-term care
News/Canada/Toronto: With hundreds of Ontario long-term care residents dead and COVID-19 outbreaks continuing to ravage facilities across the province, a group of health experts is pushing the province to abolish for-profit long-term care facilities.
WHO issues new clinical advice for coronavirus patients, plans to study 'long COVID'
Nearly a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) first declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency, the agency has issued new clinical advice for both at-home and hospitalized treatment of COVID-19 patients.
London, Ont., teen struggled with COVID-19 symptoms in days leading to his death, father says
News/Canada/London: The grieving father of a London, Ont., teen who died Thursday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 says his son died at home after being treated as a day patient in hospital. He said his family is dealing with the grief of losing a 'very loving and compassionate' young man.