Tag Archives: Experts

Canada could get multiple coronavirus vaccines. Experts say there are unique challenges – National

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Vaccine-related news has dominated the waterfall of coronavirus headlines in recent weeks and so far, it’s been refreshingly positive. Multiple COVID-19 vaccines could be approved in the coming months, and Canada has deals to secure millions of doses of various candidates. The question then becomes, which one will Canada …

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Beyond coronavirus, deaths from neglect in U.S. nursing homes also surging: experts – National

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As more than 90,000 of the United States’ long-term care residents have died in the coronavirus pandemic, advocates for the elderly say a tandem wave of fatalities is quietly claiming tens of thousands more who are succumbing not to the virus but to neglect by overwhelmed staffs and slow …

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‘We need it now’: Experts say at-home coronavirus tests critical to fight 2nd wave – National

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Where are Canada’s rapid at-home coronavirus tests? Infectious disease experts have been asking themselves — and public health officials — this for months. “If every Canadian had that in their medicine cabinet, we might be able to test our way out of this,” said Colin Furness, an infection control …

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Experts say targeted coronavirus restrictions have value, but window is closing – National

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“Targeted” coronavirus strategies have prevailed in Canada since stay-home orders expired in the spring. For months, local and provincial governments have attempted to balance public health and the economy by reopening businesses and schools under new frameworks — and closing them again if needed. Read more: Tam says Canada …

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Health experts push for ‘aggressive’ strategy called #COVIDZero to stamp out coronavirus

Health experts push for ‘aggressive’ strategy called #COVIDZero to stamp out coronavirus

Health experts who have been critical of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s approach in curbing the spread of COVID-19 are now banding together to push for a more ‘aggressive’ strategy that would see more restrictions for a longer period of time. The #COVIDZero strategy, compared to ‘ripping off a band-aid’, …

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COVID-19 income aid could cost Canadians at tax time, experts say

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A lifeline for many during the pandemic may turn out to be a nightmare for some come tax time. According to the ​government of Canada​, 27.56 million Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) applications were processed with over $81.64 billion paid out to nearly 9 million applicants as of Oct. …

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How can the feds step up their coronavirus response? Experts are divided – National

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As some health experts are calling on the federal government to step up its efforts to flatten the curve in Canada’s hotspots, opinions are divided as to what the federal government can actually do — and whether it should do it. The calls come amid spikes in coronavirus cases …

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Fewer calls for domestic violence support in Manitoba has experts concerned – Winnipeg

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Heeding public health advice and staying home has meant many victims of domestic violence may have been isolated the past nine months. At the start of the pandemic, domestic violence experts were sounding the alarm over their concerns that people who needed help were not having the opportunity to …

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Transition delay could impede Biden’s ability to address issues like coronavirus: experts – National

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In the three days since Joe Biden was projected to be U.S. president-elect by all major news outlets, the Trump administration has refused to concede and has reportedly stalled the transition process. Matthew Lebo, political science department chair at Western University said normally, from now until inauguration day in …

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Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine: Here’s what experts are saying about the new data – National

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Pfizer released an early snapshot of its Phase 3 trials for its coronavirus vaccine on Monday, and said the results look promising with data suggesting it’s 90 per cent effective at preventing the virus. The company and its collaborator BioNTech may now be on track to file an emergency …

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