Alberta health

Economy vs. health: Experts say COVID-19 has put Alberta in ‘disproportionate’ balance

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As Alberta sits days away from the first stage of its 2021 staggered reopening plan, some experts are exploring whether it could be creating a societal divide. Stage 1 of the plan launches on Feb. 8, and includes the return of gyms — but only for private training. “There’s …

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City of Edmonton ramps up enforcement of COVID-19 health rules – Edmonton

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Edmonton officers have ramped up enforcement of COVID-19 health rules since tougher restrictions were announced at the end of November. Read more: Alberta’s new COVID-19 measures ban in-person dining, outdoor gatherings; retail to remain open Since those stricter measures were announced, enforcement officers have issued 225 per cent more …

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Calgary student who tested positive for COVID-19 variant was at school while infectious: Hinshaw

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health confirmed Monday night that health officials have learned that a child of a returning traveller “attended a Calgary school while they were determined to have been infectious with a variant case (of COVID-19).” “There’s been no evidence to date that anyone else has …

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Alberta at standoff with Edmonton-area church over COVID rules; Dr. Hinshaw says she can’t intervene

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Alberta’s top doctor says her hands are tied when it comes to a rural church that is defying public COVID-19 health orders by hosting Sunday services with hundreds of maskless congregants. Chief medical health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says she helps set policy, but it’s up to Alberta Health …

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Alberta adds 461 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths Sunday as active cases drop

Alberta adds 461 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths Sunday as active cases drop

New recoveries outweighed new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta on Sunday, as the province added an additional 461 cases and reported eight new deaths. The positive cases Sunday came from 8,946 tests, giving a positivity rate of 5.3 per cent. There were 478 new recoveries from the disease Sunday. …

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‘COVID is very real’: Family mourns loss of their 43-year-old mom

Juanita Storms, or Jassz as friends knew her, died from COVID-19.

An Edmonton woman, and otherwise healthy mom of two, passed away from COVID-19 within a month of feeling symptoms. Between Christmas and the New Year, Juanita Storms was sleeping a lot and running a fever, according to her mother, Virginia Sutherland. “So I said you better call the COVID(-19) …

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Domestic vaccine-makers want more help from Ottawa: ‘There’s been a real lack of leadership’

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In Entos Pharmaceuticals’ Edmonton lab, there’s excitement over how close the company is getting to developing a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine. There’s also dismay. With more federal help, Entos’ CEO John Lewis says they could be much closer to a vaccine than they are. “We were hoping that the federal …

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Alberta slams federal rollout of COVID-19 vaccine as premier plans to join daily update Thursday

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After Global News learned Canada will be receiving hundreds of thousands fewer doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine than expected, Alberta’s health minister is calling the news a “failure” on the part of the federal government. “The federal government is failing Canadians,” Tyler Shandro said in a news release. …

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Alberta health minister blames feds for scarce details on Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine plan

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Alberta’s health minister is placing blame on the federal government and vaccine shortages for the lack of detail that has been released about Phase 2 of the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but one professor said that is not an excuse. Phase 2 of the rollout will target populations at …

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Dr. Hinshaw to share COVID-19 update with Albertans Wednesday afternoon

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Alberta’s top doctor will provide an update on COVID-19 in the province on Wednesday afternoon. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Her news conference will be streamed live in this article post. Read more: COVID-19: Hinshaw says Alberta’s health system …

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