Delta COVID-19 variant doubles risk of hospitalization compared to Alpha strain, Scottish study finds
A study out of Scotland has found the Delta COVID-19 variant carries double the risk of hospitalization compared to the Alpha strain, particularly in patients with five or more comorbidities.
UK to face ‘substantial third wave’ of coronavirus as Delta variant spreads, expert says
A top expert with the U.K.’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) on Sunday warned the region is approaching a third wave of COVID-19 infections as a highly transmissible variant first detected in India continues to proliferate.
Delta COVID-19 variant 'probably going to become' dominant strain in US, Gottlieb says
The former head of the FDA said that while the Delta variant currently accounts for about 10% of coronavirus infections in the U.S., it’s doubling at a rate of every two weeks meaning "it’s probably going to become the dominant strain."
How Canada rose to the top for 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine
News/Health: American cardiologist and researcher Eric Topol says it's the Canadian 'culture.' But other experts say it's a confluence of factors that put Canada on track to become world leader in percentage of population with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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."