Category Archives: Science

Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

GENEVA — A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have labeled

Vaccination efforts key to economic recovery, BoC says as it keeps rate on hold

OTTAWA — The economy will go in reverse for the first quarter of 2021, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it kept its key interest rate on hold, warning the hardest-hit workers will be hammered again on a path

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

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 36,473 new vaccinations administered for a total of 651,139 doses given. The provinces have administered doses a...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 36,473 new vaccinations administered for a total of 651,139 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at

Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Task Force member resigns over travel

TORONTO — Another Ontario COVID-19 official has resigned over foreign travel. Premier Doug Ford's office says he has accepted the resignation of Linda Hasenfratz as a member of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Task Force.Ford's office says s...

Alberta long-term care residents remain priority in looming slowdown of COVID vaccine

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says residents in long-term care and supportive living facilities will remain the priority as the province grapples with a looming slowdown in COVID-19 vaccine supply. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says health o...

‘Enough is enough:’ Saskatchewan premier floats tougher COVID-19 enforcement

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday he won't shut down all restaurants and bars because a few are flouting COVID-19 rules.  Instead, he said, he has asked public-health officials to look at more enforcement measures beyond handing out ...

N.S. among provinces scrambling to adjust vaccination plans following Pfizer slowdown

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia joined other provinces Tuesday in having to rapidly recast its plans to provide Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this month and next. Provincial officials initially provided an estimate that it would have 13,500 fewer doses than expected o...

N.S. among provinces scrambling to adjust vaccination plans following Pfizer slowdown

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia joined other provinces Tuesday in having to rapidly recast its plans to provide Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this month and next. Provincial officials initially provided an estimate that it would have 13,500 fewer doses than expected o...

Ontario doctors urge domestic drug manufacturing over fears of pandemic shortages

TORONTO — The Ontario Medical Association has released a white paper outlining fears that rising COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions could limit drug supplies in coming weeks. OMA president Dr. Samantha Hill said chronic drug shortages have worsened...