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COVID-19 can wreak havoc on your body. So will it cause health issues decades down the road?

Lauren Pelley | News/Health | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

COVID-19 can lead to a dizzying array of symptoms and sometimes causes lingering effects. What will that mean for the long-term health of millions of people who’ve been infected — months, years or even decades down the road? read more

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How schools are pushing through to keep students learning in person despite Omicron

Jessica Wong | News/Canada | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

Classrooms across Canada are looking different than they did just one month ago, as educators grapple with a tidal wave of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases and severe winter weather blasting various regions. Educators in different provinces share snapshots of what's going on in their communities.  read more

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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday

The Canadian Press | News/World | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:24:03 EST

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is now required to access big-box and other large-scale retail stores across Quebec. read more

3 teenagers who stepped up to help others during pandemic

3 teenagers who stepped up to help others during pandemic

| News/The National | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 22:20:00 EST

These three teenagers have stepped up to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering food, helping seniors with technology and providing homemade air filters. read more

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This Calgary couple is working to destigmatize cancer for Black Canadians

Karina Zapata | News/Canada/Calgary | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 07:00:00 EST

When Yinka Oladele’s husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2016, she automatically became his caregiver. But she struggled to find the information and resources she needed to navigate his diagnosis as a Black patient. read more

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How the COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake shows Canada needs to boost crisis response in First Nations

Logan Turner,Kyle Muzyka | News/Canada/Thunder Bay | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The federal government's response to a COVID-19 outbreak in a northern Ontario First Nation was criticized for being slow and ineffective. Indigenous leaders and experts say Canada needs to rethink how it responds to crises in First Nations. read more

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Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa

John Paul Tasker | News/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:05:07 EST

Conservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "vaccine vendetta," saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains. read more

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Trapeze, tennis and motorcycling: How Windsor, Ont., health-care workers are tackling Omicron stress

Jason Viau | News/Canada/Windsor | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

After an emotional breakdown in the middle of the pandemic and taking the stress of COVID-19 home, Louise Raymond, a certified rehab assistant at a Windsor, Ont., hospital, is among those in health care who have been managing their mental health differently during yet another wave. read more

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Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are travelling abroad despite Omicron

Sophia Harris | News/Business | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

Statistics Canada tallied more than 700,000 Canadian air passenger arrivals returning home from abroad in December despite Omicron's spread and Canada's advisory against international travel abroad. read more

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As U.S. accelerates distribution of rapid tests, critics call on Ottawa to catch up

John Paul Tasker | News/Politics | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

As Canadians grapple with the highly transmissible Omicron variant and a molecular testing regime that has all but collapsed, rapid antigen tests have become a much-needed lifeline — for those lucky enough to get their hands on one. In the U.S., 875 million at-home tests will be distributed this month. read more

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Why Omicron shows it's time to update our COVID-19 vaccines

Adam Miller | News/Health | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

COVID-19 vaccines work incredibly well at preventing severe disease, but future boosters will likely need to be tailored to target new and existing variants, strengthen immunity and ultimately help regain control over the pandemic.  read more

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Canada 'may' have passed peak of Omicron wave, says top doctor

Peter Zimonjic,Lauren Pelley | News/Politics | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:53:01 EST

Canada may have passed the peak of the Omicron wave but the number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 is now at its highest level since the pandemic began, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said today. read more

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Smoothie product sold online recalled for potential cyanide poisoning

CBC News | News/Canada/Nova Scotia | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 07:25:12 EST

A frozen smoothie product that was sold online across Canada has been recalled after reports of illnesses caused by cyanide poisoning. read more

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Using rapid tests? N.S. Health now recommends swabbing both throat and nose

CBC News | News/Canada/Nova Scotia | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:29:05 EST

Nova Scotia Public Health is now recommending those who use rapid tests to swab their nose and their throat with the same swab when collecting their sample. read more

Andrea Gerardi and three year old son Marco

Delay of 3-year-old's cleft palate surgery 'heartbreaking,' says Ontario mom who was told it's non-urgent

CBC News | News/Canada/Windsor | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 06:27:04 EST

Andrea Gerardi of Windsor, Ont., has been waiting nearly two years for her son to get surgery she says would improve his quality of life, but it's been pushed to an unknown date due to the pandemic. The head of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons says people across the country are also facing surgery delays. read more

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Ontario sewage tests indicate slow decline of COVID-19 infection rates

Mark Gollom | News/Health | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

Results from over 80 facilities testing sewage for COVID-19 across Ontario reveal that infection rates in the province have slowly declined following a peak at the beginning of the month. read more

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Take 2 steps and call me in the morning: Exercise as a prescription for depression

Curt Petrovich | News/Canada/British Columbia | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The pandemic and revolving lockdowns have sharpened public health focus on treating mood disorders such as depression with relatively simple but effective exercise. read more

Toronto drug checking service

Why letting users know what's in the drugs they're taking is important as opioid deaths rise

Sara Jabakhanji | News/Canada/Toronto | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

With opioid-related deaths mounting across Canada, health experts are warning that drug checking services are now more important than ever in helping users make informed decisions. One Toronto pilot program is helping do just that. read more

The life-saving decisions inside an Ontario ICU

The life-saving decisions inside an Ontario ICU

| News/The National | Wed, 19 Jan 2022 22:32:00 EST

CBC News goes inside the intensive care unit of a Scarborough, Ont., hospital to witness the life-saving decisions staff have to make, where staff describe the common factors among patients. read more

Virus Outbreak Spain

Spain locked down hard to fight COVID-19 - now it's preparing to live with the virus

Aritz Parra | News/World | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:06:21 EST

Almost two years after a tight lockdown, Spain is preparing to adopt a different COVID-19 playbook. With one of Europe's highest vaccination rates and one of its most pandemic-battered economies, the government is laying the groundwork to treat the next infection surge not as an emergency but an illness that is here to stay. read more

College says it has been asking Ontario government for help since 2019 to address doctor complaints

College says it has been asking Ontario government for help since 2019 to address doctor complaints

Health/Canada News/COVID | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 20:27:12 +0000

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is clashing with the government over who is responsible for doctors sharing unverified medical information on COVID-19 vaccines. read more

COVID-19: MLHU reports 5 deaths over the weekend, hospitalizations tick lower

COVID-19: MLHU reports 5 deaths over the weekend, hospitalizations tick lower

Health/Coronavirus/Coronavirus Cases | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 20:04:15 +0000

LHSC is caring for 143 inpatients with COVID-19, down from 147 a week ago. Of those, 23 are in adult critical care, compared to 21 a week ago. read more

U.K. to drop COVID test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers Feb. 11

U.K. to drop COVID test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers Feb. 11

Health/Politics/World | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:17:35 +0000

Currently, people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 arriving in Britain are required to take a lateral flow test within two days of arriving. read more

4th COVID shot made people over 60 twice as resistant to infection: Israel

4th COVID shot made people over 60 twice as resistant to infection: Israel

Health/4th covid shot/am i eligible for 4th covid shot | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:47:29 +0000

Israel began offering a fourth dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to people over 60 earlier this month as Omicron swept the country. read more

COVID-19: Hospitalizations back up again in Quebec, 52 new deaths reported

COVID-19: Hospitalizations back up again in Quebec, 52 new deaths reported

Health/Canada Coronavirus/Coronavirus | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:32:43 +0000

Hospitalizations in Quebec increased by 16 over the previous day with 254 new patients admitted and 238 discharged, putting an end to four consecutive days of decreases. read more

3,861 people in Ontario hospitals with COVID, 615 in intensive care

3,861 people in Ontario hospitals with COVID, 615 in intensive care

Health/Canada Coronavirus/Coronavirus | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:26:08 +0000

Ontario added 36 more COVID-related deaths on Monday. There were 4,790 new PCR confirmed cases of the virus. read more

‘Dangerous to assume’ we’re in COVID-19 pandemic endgame, WHO head warns

‘Dangerous to assume’ we’re in COVID-19 pandemic endgame, WHO head warns

Health/World/COVID | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:13:21 +0000

The head of the World Health Organization is warning that conditions remain ideal for more COVID-19 variants to emerge and says it's dangerous to assume Omicron is the last one. read more

Majority of truckers are vaccinated, Trudeau says, as ‘freedom convoy’ heads to Ottawa

Majority of truckers are vaccinated, Trudeau says, as ‘freedom convoy’ heads to Ottawa

Canada/Health/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:00:46 +0000

The "vast majority" of Canadian trucking industry members are vaccinated against COVID, the alliance said, on par with that seen among the general public. read more

Quebec to open pop-up vaccine clinic in Montreal in effort to get unvaccinated their 1st dose

Quebec to open pop-up vaccine clinic in Montreal in effort to get unvaccinated their 1st dose

Canada/Health/COVID | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:18:21 +0000

The province says it is launching a "positive" communication approach to convince unvaccinated Quebecers to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. read more

Majority of Canadians support more COVID-19 restrictions for unvaccinated: poll

Majority of Canadians support more COVID-19 restrictions for unvaccinated: poll

Canada/Health/Politics | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:00:16 +0000

An Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News showed that 67 per cent want the government to impose further measures on the unvaccinated population. read more

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