Tag Archives: Canada Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Some Canadians see lasting benefits of wearing masks after COVID-19

[ad_1] TORONTO — As a paramedic for a major service in Ontario, Stefanie Kranjec Correia knows firsthand the important role masks have played keeping her and her frontline colleagues safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She is fully vaccinated now, but has no plans to retire her masks even in a …

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Coronavirus: Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for COVID-19

[ad_1] Two guests aboard the Celebrity Millennium tested positive for COVID-19 in required end-of-cruise testing, the cruise line said in a Thursday news release. Celebrity Millennium — the first major cruise ship allowing American passengers since the pandemic forced a pause on the industry — set sail on Saturday. The …

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Coronavirus: Chinese researchers find batch of new coronaviruses in bats

[ad_1] Chinese researchers said Thursday they had found a batch of new coronaviruses in bats including one that may be the second-closest yet, genetically, to the COVID-19 virus. According to the researchers, their discoveries in a single, small region of Yunnan province, southwestern China show just how many coronaviruses there …

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Coronavirus: Canada to receive 7M Moderna vaccine doses in June: Anand

[ad_1] OTTAWA — After weeks of negotiating Moderna’s vaccine shipment schedule to Canada, the federal government says that seven million doses will arrive in the month of June starting next week. Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Wednesday that the shipment will include, for the first time, doses arriving from Moderna’s …

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Coronavirus: New algorithm could help identify outbreaks in neighbourhoods using wastewater data

[ad_1] TORONTO — Many municipalities across Canada have relied on analyzing wastewater as an early warning system for a rise in COVID-19 cases. Now, a Canadian-led team of researchers have developed a new algorithm that can use wastewater data to pinpoint which neighbourhoods a COVID-19 outbreak has taken place. This …

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Coronavirus: Your distaste for bitter flavours may make you less susceptible to COVID-19, study finds

[ad_1] EDMONTON — Loss of taste and smell is a commonly reported symptom of COVID-19, but a new study suggests that how people react to bitter flavours generally may play a role in whether or not they contract the virus and how sick they may become from it. A recent …

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Coronavirus: Travellers who refuse hotel quarantine will soon face larger fines

[ad_1] TORONTO — Instead of acting on an advisory panel’s recommendation to end the mandatory quarantine hotel program for those flying into Canada, the federal government is increasing the penalty for those who choose to skip it. The government says tickets issued by police for violations of the Quarantine Act …

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Coronavirus: More than $9M in COVID-19 disability payments sent to dead people

[ad_1] OTTAWA — The federal government sent more than $9 million worth of COVID-19 disability cheques to estates of which the recipient of the money had died before the pandemic. New documents tabled in the House of Commons in response to a written question by Conservative MP Jamie Schmale also …

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B.1.617: The coronavirus ‘delta variant’ that could spark a fourth wave

[ad_1] TORONTO — The latest coronavirus variant of concern, which experts say appears to be more transmissible and cause more severe symptoms than other variants, could become the dominant strain of the virus in Ontario within weeks, one region’s top public health official warned Wednesday. The variant is one of …

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Coronavirus: NACI to recommend mixing AZ, Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

[ad_1] TORONTO — Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is changing its guidelines to allow for mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines, CTV News has learned. NACI will update its guidance to the provinces and territories on Tuesday, recommending that a first dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine can safely be …

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