Category Archives: Health

Canada paused COVID-19 vaccine deliveries as supply far exceeds demand

OTTAWA — Further deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to Canada are on pause because provinces already have more doses than they can currently use. Canada was to get 95 million doses of vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna by the end of September,

New Brunswick reports 76 new infections and 49th COVID-19-related death

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say a person in their 80s in Fredericton is the 49th resident to die of COVID-19. Officials are also reporting 76 new cases of COVID-19 today and they say 76 per cent of them

Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after assuming his job, Florida's newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being ex...

Poll workers say Elections Canada put them at risk of contracting COVID-19

OTTAWA — A polling station officer was scared of contracting COVID-19 on Monday because Elections Canada didn't require workers to be fully vaccinated or allow them to request proof of a medical exemption from maskless voters. Mary Rose Amaral said she...

Saskatchewan still overseeing Extendicare seniors homes after deadly COVID outbreak

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it will continue to oversee five homes operated by a private long-term care provider for at least another month. The health authority was appointed administrator of Extendicare facilities on Aug. 5 after ...

Conservative on national council says members should review O’Toole’s leadership

OTTAWA — A Conservative who sits on the party's national council says Erin O'Toole should undergoan acceleratedleadership review by members following his election loss, marking the first open challenge to him staying in the role.  Bert Chen represents ...

Anger, confusion spread over UK’s new COVID travel rules

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Travelers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain's new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory.

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says the negative health impacts of poor air quality kick in at lower levels than it previously thought and is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update

The Latest: New Zealand’s PM hopes to avoid future lockdowns

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she doesn’t want to use lockdowns in the future and sees vaccinations as the “golden ticket” to navigating the pandemic.

Biden doubles US global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the