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Fewer than 1% of Canadians have caught COVID-19, study finds

Fewer than 1% of Canadians have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, according to initial results of the first 10,000 blood donor samples assessed for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies released today by Canadian Blood Services and Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

BC CDC recommends using “glory holes”, doggy style as safe sex during COVID-19

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control is recommending the of use “glory holes” and doggy style as safe sex practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. “If you’re feeling fine and have no symptoms of COVID-19, you can still have sex,” reads

BCG vaccination may protect against COVID-19, back-to-back studies suggest

A century-old tuberculosis vaccine appears to offer protection against COVID-19, according to back-to-back peer-reviewed studies by international scientists. The researchers from India, China, US and Italy reported[1]Sharma, A., Kumar Sharma, S., Shi, Y. et al. BCG vaccination policy and preventive

NY study finds hydroxychloroquine may have saved COVID-19 patients’ lives

Treatment with controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine may have reduced deaths in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to results of a peer-reviewed study by a group of New York researchers. Dr. Takahisa Mikami and his team at Icahn School of Medicine at

Group looking to sue Canadian media insists federal minister shares their concerns

A campaign raising money to sue a Canadian media promoted on a federal minister’s social media account is insisting that the minister shares their concerns. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced tough questions last week about why Digital Government Minister Joyce

“Question the motivation of anyone who wants you to believe prices will go up” – CMHC boss slams realtors

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation boss doesn’t mince his words when it comes to hitting back at realtors who’ve been critical of the national housing agency’s dire real estate market forecast. “Some vocal real estate advisors have labelled us “panic-inducing

Canada’s recovery should put people first, 150 civil society groups demand

Canada’s post-pandemic recovery efforts should put people first and transition to a fairer and sustainable future instead of going back to business as usual, an alliance of 150 civil society groups is demanding. They have released a manifesto titled “Principles

Billion dollar investment fund manager demands end to CERB

A billion dollar investment fund manager is demanding an end to the $2,000 per month Canada Emergency Response Benefit claiming that income support to people who lost jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic is making it hard for him to hire

2 in 3 Canadians want government to take over long-term care facilities

Two in three Canadians want the government to take over long term care facilities as the COVID-19 pandemic exposes tragic realities about the conditions in which Canadian seniors and others who cannot care for themselves live. Recent estimates are that

4 in 5 Canadians want US border to stay closed

More than four in five Canadians want Canada’s border with the United States to stay closed and three quarters would not consider a day trip to the US this summer even if the border opens, a new poll has found.