Cononavirus

Details on How to Register for a COVID-19 Vaccine Coming Soon Says Ontario Health Minister

Ontarians should expect details very soon on how they will be able to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, Health Minister Christine Elliott says. During the question period at Queen's...

Emergency Child Care Extended for Frontline Workers in Toronto, Peel, York Region

Ontario is extending child care benefits for frontline workers in the province’s three regions where remote learning continues. Emergency child care for frontline workers in Toronto, Peel, and York Region...

Canada Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Label Change to 6 Doses

Health Canada has authorized a label change to Pfizer–BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine that will allow six doses of the precious drug to be extracted per vial. Up until now, Canada has...

Health Agency Has No Moderna Doses Scheduled This Week, Future Amounts Uncertain

The Public Health Agency of Canada says Ottawa plans to distribute more than 70,000 Pfizer-BiotNTech vaccine doses this week ahead of a major ramp-up, but no Moderna doses are on the schedule.

Novavax submits coronavirus vaccine to Health Canada for approval

Canada’s hopes of speeding up COVID-19 vaccinations brightened slightly over the weekend as regulators began work to approve a new inoculation, even as the federal government sought to head off any restrictions on...

Community Spread of New COVID-19 Variants May Be Happening in Canada, Says Dr. Tam

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam addressed concerns raised over recent weeks by health-care practitioners about the potential for extremely infectious variants of the virus that...

Canada Expected to Receive 168,000 Doses of Moderna Vaccine by End of the Month

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Massachusetts-based Moderna will be available in Canada later this month when it secures the necessary regulatory approvals. Health...

Canada Monitoring Potential Threats to Vaccine Deployment Says the Federal Government

The government is watching “a number of threat indicators” as coronavirus vaccine doses arrive in Canada and travel into different communities, according to the man who is leading the charge on Canada’s vaccine...

The Vaccination Campaign Set to Save Canada’s Economy After Second-Wave of COVID-19

According to a Bloomberg survey among economists, an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada will only delay the country's recovery and is unlikely to have a lasting effect on its...

What the U.K Pfizer Vaccine Approval Means for Canada

Following the news that the United Kingdom has approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use, questions are emerging about what the new approvals may mean for other countries looking to secure a vaccine candidate...

Health Canada Reviewed 4th Vaccine, Canadians Not Worried About Having to Wait

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Johnson & Johnson had submitted the COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Health Canada for approval. It is the fourth potential vaccine submitted for evaluation in...

Statistics Canada Says Number of Business Closings Decreased in August

Statistics Canada Statcan said that the number of business closings decreased slightly in August due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The agency said 34,126 businesses closed in August, down...

Special Case of Australian Children Developing Antibodies Without Testing Positive

From the very first days since the pandemic started, scientists have found that children seemed to be somewhat less likely to develop COVID-19, although the causes are still unclear. Now,...

New Research Shows that Immunity to Coronavirus can Last for More than 6 Months

An initial study suggests that immunity to COVID-19 can last for at least 6 months - and possibly longer, potentially even a few years, when all components of the body’s immune memory are...

Pfizer’s Preliminary Data Suggests COVID-19 Vaccine is Effective

According to the latest information from Pfizer, the preliminary COVID-19 vaccine data suggests the vaccine may be 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. The company is on track by the end of this...

Experts Worry Ontario’s New COVID-19 Guidelines Set The Requirements for Closures and Lockdown Too High

The new rules require positive rates above 10% before applying the red limit. One day after the province released its new colour-coded COVID-19 guidelines, doctors and other public health experts...

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