Tag Archives: COVID19

UBC professor uses knowledge of SARS to develop COVID-19 drug

UBC professor uses knowledge of SARS to develop COVID-19 drug

A B.C. doctor who helped discover an enzyme and develop a drug to stop the spread of SARS more than 20 years ago is using that knowledge to fight COVID-19. Dr. Josef Penninger, a UBC life sciences institute director, co-discovered an enzyme called ACE2 while working as a researcher …

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Alberta nurses’ union calls on AHS to bring back paid leave as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Alberta nurses’ union calls on AHS to bring back paid leave as COVID-19 pandemic continues

A nurses union is calling on Alberta Health Services to bring back a paid leave for nurses who had to isolate because of COVID-19. David Harrigan, director of labour relations at United Nurses of Alberta — which represents about 30,000 nurses across the province — explained Wednesday that initially …

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Lakeridge Health opens pop-up COVID-19 testing centre to deal with increasing demand – Durham

Lakeridge Health opens pop-up COVID-19 testing centre to deal with increasing demand - Durham

Lakeridge Health says they are opening an assessment centre and a pop-up drive-thru coronavirus testing facility this week in Durham Region. It’s to help deal with an influx of patients requiring COVID-19 tests. Officials say with the economy slowly reopening and schools now in session, the demand is increasing …

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Coronavirus: Hamilton pharmacy aspires to join Ontario outlets offering COVID-19 tests – Hamilton

Coronavirus: Hamilton pharmacy aspires to join Ontario outlets offering COVID-19 tests - Hamilton

A number of local pharmacies in Ontario will start offering coronavirus tests to at-risk, asymptomatic people on Friday. Sixty locations across the province have been selected, however, Hamilton does not have one of them. The Ford government has promised there will be pharmacies in the city to offer a COVID-19 …

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With season cancelled by COVID-19, London’s Grand Theatre unveils digital ‘intermission’ offerings – London

Grand Theatre Technical Director Daniel Bennett and author Emma Donoghue recording an episode of Grand Walks.

With the coronavirus pandemic still in full swing, and with a major multi-million-dollar renovation project underway, London’s Grand Theatre is launching several free virtual initiatives to fill the void left by the cancellation of its 2020/21 season and High School Project. Announced on Thursday, the programming, seen as an …

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Vancouver Coastal Health chief defends stance on not revealing all COVID-19 school exposures – BC

Vancouver Coastal Health chief defends stance on not revealing all COVID-19 school exposures - BC

Vancouver Coastal Health continues to defend its position on reporting COVID-19 exposures in the region’s schools. Speaking to 980 CKNW’s Simi Sara Thursday morning, chief medical health officer Dr. Patricia Daly said staff will notify the public of exposures when necessary, adding that privacy must be maintained because of …

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B.C. health officials to provide Thursday COVID-19 update

B.C. health officials to provide Thursday COVID-19 update

British Columbia health officials are slated to provide their latest COVID-19 update at 3 p.m. PT, Thursday. Global News will carry the briefing live here, on our Facebook page and on BC1. The update comes after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada was “on the brink” of …

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New pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre planned for old Barrie Police HQ building – Barrie

New pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre planned for old Barrie Police HQ building - Barrie

A new pop-up COVID-19 assessment location is planned to open at the old Barrie Police headquarters on Sperling Drive. “We are continuing to work through that agreement with the City of Barrie,” Stella Johnson, the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s operations director of the emergency department, intensive care unit …

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New Brunswick shrinks bubble with Quebec after rise in COVID-19 cases in Avignon – New Brunswick

New Brunswick shrinks bubble with Quebec after rise in COVID-19 cases in Avignon - New Brunswick

After the Avignon region in Quebec saw a rise in cases of the coronavirus, New Brunswick has decided to restrict the travel bubble between the provinces. As of Friday, only residents of the Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix will be allowed to take day trips to New Brunswick. The …

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Group of Ontario doctors calls for new indoor dining, gym restrictions due to spike in COVID-19 cases

Group of Ontario doctors calls for new indoor dining, gym restrictions due to spike in COVID-19 cases

A group of Ontario doctors is calling on the provincial government to implement stronger restrictions amid a recent rise in coronavirus cases in the province. In a statement issued by the Ontario Hospital Association on behalf of 38 health-care professionals, the doctors say they want the government to restrict …

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