Category Archives: Health

Nova Scotia premier defends conservative vaccine rollout, voices supply concerns

HALIFAX — The interruption in the supply of COVID-19 vaccine justifies Nova Scotia's conservative distribution strategy, Premier Stephen McNeil said Tuesday. McNeil defended the province's immunization plan to hold doses back for booster shots, and he ...

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, Jan. 26

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:15 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 407 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of confirmed active infections to 4,260. Among those, health officials say in a join...

Canada seeking reassurance as Europe mulls export controls on COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he remains confident in Canada's vaccine supplies despite threats from Europe that it might impose export controls on vaccines produced on that continent. Speaking to reporters outside his Ottawa residence Tu...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Monday Jan. 26, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 23,498 new vaccinations administered for a total of 839,949 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at

Five big lessons experts say Canada should learn from COVID-19

OTTAWA — In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Press interviewed a group of leading Canadian experts in disease control and epidemiology and asked them what should be done to reduce the harms the next time a germ with

Provinces sitting on millions in unspent federal pandemic spending, report says

OTTAWA — A new report on billions of dollars the federal government has sent to provinces to help safely reopen the economy suggests much of the money is sitting unused.Today's report also suggests that federal efforts to stretch the financial

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday Jan. 25, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 23,498 new vaccinations administered for a total of 839,949 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at

Alberta reports first case of COVID-19 variant that’s not linked to travel

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting its first case of a COVID-19 variant, first seen in the United Kingdom, that cannot be directly traced to international travel. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says while it is one case, the variant has the potential

British Columbia long-term care home report reveals confusion, mixed messaging

VANCOUVER — A third-party report examining how the British Columbia government responded to COVID-19 in long-term care homes during the first wave of the pandemic reveals confusion over policies and infection prevention. More than 650 of B.C.'s over 1,...

B.C. to stretch second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to day 42 amid production delay

VICTORIA — British Columbia is extending the interval between the two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the province's top doctor said Monday. Dr. Bonnie Henry told a news briefing that further delays in the production and delivery of the ...