Why COVID-19 may now feel like a 'bad cold' — with headache, runny nose among most-reported symptoms
News/Health: The most-reported symptoms of COVID-19 are now a headache, sore throat, and runny nose, according to the team behind a U.K. symptom tracking app, and experts believe various factors may be causing the shift to milder, cold-like reactions.
Canada expects to have enough doses by the end of July to fully vaccinate everyone eligible
News/Politics: Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced today that Canada will have enough product on hand by August to fully vaccinate every person eligible for a shot.
Is it a cold or COVID-19? Symptoms to look out for
The risk of catching COVID-19 sent many in search of tests at the first signs of a common cold over the past year, and now as the nation gradually reopens there is an increased chance you will come into contact with someone carrying a summer cold.
Trudeau says AstraZeneca recipients will 'not be disadvantaged' when they travel
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today his government is working with the U.S. and other international partners to ensure that AstraZeneca vaccine recipients face few barriers when they travel abroad.
CDC warns on uptick in RSV cases after low activity during COVID-19: What to know about respiratory illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national surveillance system has noted an uptick in the number of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases detected in the U.S. over the last several weeks, noting that the illness can be associated with severe disease in young children and older adults.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/World: Israel said Friday it will transfer around one million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the Palestinians expect to receive later this year.
CDC panel meeting on COVID-19 vaccines, rare heart issues postponed in observance of Juneteenth
Friday’s scheduled CDC panel discussion on reports of heart inflammation among a small fraction of COVID-19 vaccine recipients has been postponed in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday, the agency said.
Vaccine committee says provinces should give AstraZeneca recipients a different vaccine for second dose
News/Politics: The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending the provinces stop administering the AstraZeneca vaccine in most cases — even as booster shots for people who've already received first doses of the product.