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Fact check: Can COVID-19 tests be tricked by the influenza virus and other questions answered

Fact check: Can COVID-19 tests be tricked by the influenza virus and other questions answered

Misinformation about the flu and COVID-19 have been around since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but now that flu season is upon us, it’s time to fact check some myths. Myth: If you have influenza and get a COVID-19 test, that test will come back positive for …

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‘Models don’t look good’: Infectious disease expert warns of possible COVID-19 surge – Kingston

‘Models don’t look good’: Infectious disease expert warns of possible COVID-19 surge - Kingston

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Ontario. On Monday, the province reported 1,487 new coronavirus cases, which was the 10th straight day of cases exceeding 1,000. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Gerald Evans, who also sits on the COVID-19 advisory council for Ontario, says the models show that cases will …

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BCTF renewing calls for mandatory masks inside classrooms – BC

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The BC Teachers’ Federation is once again pushing for mandatory masks in classrooms, now that the federal government has identified airborne particles are a risk of COVID-19 transmission. President, Teri Mooring has been pushing for mandatory masks for everyone over the age of 10 any time they’re on school …

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Ontario’s new COVID-19 response framework won’t improve rates of virus transmission: experts

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As Ontario continues into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the province has released a new framework for determining measures and restrictions on businesses, though many experts say it won’t reduce rates of virus transmission. The new system, which was announced Tuesday, will go into effect on Saturday …

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Fraser Health says 26 cases of COVID-19 linked to Chilliwack dance academy – BC

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Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a Chilliwack dance academy. So far, 26 people have tested positive at Capella Dance Academy located at 7949 Venture Place. The academy closed voluntarily last Wednesday. Fraser Health says contact tracing and case management is ongoing. [ Sign up for our …

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COMMENTARY: Do colder temperatures speed up the spread of COVID-19? – National

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Why is the reported number of COVID-19 cases rising across Europe now? Many countries ended their full lockdowns at the start of the summer, but it wasn’t until the autumn that most places began to see a significant increase in the spread of the virus again. The re-opening of …

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Seniors scared following another wave of long-term care COVID-19 outbreaks

Wayne and his wife Judy Hykaway.

Hundreds of seniors are in isolation at AgeCare Skypointe in Calgary after a COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed two lives. Visits to the facility are suspended and many on in the inside are getting worried about the spread of the outbreak. Twenty-nine residents and 14 staff have tested positive. …

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Peterborough’s COVID-19 testing clinic relocates to Northcrest Arena – Peterborough

Peterborough’s COVID-19 testing clinic relocates to Northcrest Arena - Peterborough

Monday marked the first day of Peterborough’s COVID-19 testing centre operating out of its new location inside the old decommissioned Northcrest Arena. The site had been there before as a drive-thru testing centre, but traffic lineups forced it to relocate to Eastgate Park in the fall to accommodate demand. …

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Nova Scotia reports 1 new case of coronavirus, 2 recoveries on Monday – Halifax

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Nova Scotia reported a single new case of the novel coronavirus on Monday, while two more people have recovered from the virus. The new case is located in the central zone and the individual is a close contact of a previously reported travel-related case, the province said in a …

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COVID-19 cases at Calgary Correctional Centre more than double; numbers swell to 55 – Calgary

COVID-19 cases at Calgary Correctional Centre more than double; numbers swell to 55 - Calgary

Fifty inmates and five staff members at the Calgary Correctional Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Alberta Health Services, the outbreak is linked to transmission of COVID-19 within the facility. The number of cases has more than doubled in a single day. Read more: Hinshaw warns young …

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