COVID-19 Alberta

AHS warns Albertans over 75 of scam offering vaccine appointments for money

AHS warns Albertans over 75 of scam offering vaccine appointments for money

Albertans over the age of 75 in the general population are still waiting for their opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19, however some people have been getting calls telling them they can make their appointment — if they pay for it. In a tweet Wednesday evening, Alberta Health Services …

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COVID-19 ads have had varying effects, with some ‘super cringeworthy’: marketers

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When former communications agency director Erin Bury considers ads she’s seen from governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, a villainous character with an active social life is the first thing that pops into her mind. Mr. Covidhead, whose virus-shaped head and malevolent grin made him a popular topic last year, …

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‘A selfless hero’: Calgary health-care aide dies from COVID-19

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According to her son, Yurub Ibrahim was “the kind of person who put others first and put herself last.” The 51-year-old health-care aide lost her battle with COVID-19 at a Calgary hospital on Jan. 29, after spending nearly 12 years caring for others. Her family is remembering her as …

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Notley blasts Kenney for lifting health restrictions as new COVID-19 variants arrive in Alberta

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Opposition Leader Rachel Notley criticized Premier Jason Kenney on Friday for announcing the lifting of more public health restrictions just days after the health minister said strong public health measures were needed to protect against new COVID-19 variants that have already arrived in Alberta. At a news conference in …

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Lack of Alberta flu cases highlights ‘how dangerous COVID-19 truly is’: Hinshaw

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In less than a year, the novel coronavirus has killed more Albertans than seasonal influenza has in 10 years — a staggering statistic Dr. Deena Hinshaw hopes will drive home how “COVID-19 is unlike any virus that we have faced in Alberta in more than 100 years.” Alberta is …

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Hockey Alberta sets deadline for decision to continue 2020-21 minor hockey season

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 27, 2021 8:27 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Hockey Alberta has set a deadline to decide whether or not to continue planning league …

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Alberta health minister to join Dr. Deena Hinshaw for COVID-19 update Monday afternoon

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health and the province’s health minister are scheduled to provide an update on COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to speak at 3:30 p.m., and will be joined by Health Minister Tyler Shandro. The media availability will be streamed live in …

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Hospital ICUs in Calgary reach record high for COVID-19 patients

Hospital ICUs in Calgary reach record high for COVID-19 patients

Alberta has made some major progress in the fight against COVID-19, with the number of daily new cases dropping significantly since the province reached its highest numbers during the pandemic so far in December. Alberta’s positivity rate is trending downward too. But in Calgary, the COVID-19 situation in hospital …

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COVID-19 isolation, quarantine pay reinstated for Alberta registered nurses

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Registered nurses in Alberta who need to isolate or quarantine because of COVID-19 exposure or illness will now be able to be paid for their time off, thanks to a recent agreement between the United Nurses of Alberta and the province’s health authority. Read more: A glimpse inside an …

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Alberta’s Dr. Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to provide an update on COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to hold a media availability at 3:30 p.m. The news conference will be streamed live in this story post. Read more: Alberta reports 474 new COVID-19 infections …

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