Canada Coronavirus

Families want visitor rules relaxed in highly vaccinated Ontario long-term care homes

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — Esther Hladkowicz longs to have a proper visit with her father. Waving to him through a window at his Ottawa long-term care home is the closest she’s got to him since September and she says the routine has become increasingly painful now that he is fully vaccinated …

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A look at what we know about VITT, the rare blood clotting disorder

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A new blood-clotting syndrome seen in a small minority of COVID-19 vaccine recipients continues to draw significant attention, but experts maintain the event is exceedingly rare — and treatable, in most cases. Vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia, or VITT, has been identified in at least 18 Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients in Canada, with …

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A look at who the provinces plan to vaccinate against COVID-19 in the coming weeks

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. Health Canada says up to 37 million doses of vaccine could be shipped in May and June, but only 20.3 million …

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Canada marks over 18M COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as cases persist

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Canada added over 5,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as infections in several provincial hotpots continued to persist. The new cases bring the country’s total coronavirus infections to 1,323,680. Another 39 new fatalities linked to the virus were also announced, pushing Canada’s overall death toll to 24,908. The …

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B.C. 19-year-old hospitalized with rare COVID-linked syndrome usually found in kids

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Zoe Olson might be a record holder, but it’s not a status she’s particularly thrilled about. The 19-year-old from Maple Ridge was hospitalized with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents (MIS-C), a rare complex of symptoms linked to COVID-19 in youth. Her doctors say the teen, who described …

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500 ventilators from Ontario arrive in India to help battle COVID-19 surge

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

India has received 500 made-in-Canada ventilators from Ontario as the country continues to battle a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a tweet on Friday, Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for India’s ministry of external affairs, said it had received 500 ventilators from Ontario. “Grateful to the Provincial …

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COVID-19: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on May 15

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Here are the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Saturday: Nearly 50 vaccination clinics operating in Toronto this weekend Officials say nearly 50 vaccination clinics are operating in Toronto this weekend as the City, its health-care partners and pharmacies continue to work to get …

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s most common disease associated with COVID-19 deaths: StatCan

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A new report from Statistics Canada has found that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease were the most common medical conditions found in patients who died from COVID-19 last year. The report, published Friday, analyzed the nearly 15,300 COVID-19 deaths that occurred in Canada between March and December of 2020. Among …

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Ontario reports nearly 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Ontario reported 2,584 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 507,117. “Locally, there are 689 new cases in Toronto, 584 in Peel, 252 in York Region, 157 in Durham and 115 in Hamilton,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said. For comparison, last Saturday …

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Reopening Ontario outdoor recreational sites should focus on equity, access: advocates

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — Ontario golfers have been pushing the province to reopen courses ordered closed while the province is under stay-at-home orders, but some observers say access to outdoor recreational facilities serving a wider population should be be just as high on the agenda. Doctors and recreational facility administrators say …

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