Only half of Canada's promised COVID-19 vaccine doses by Pfizer-BioNTech will arrive in the next month, federal officials revealed Friday, blaming production issues in Belgium that will affect immediate vaccination plans.
The highly contagious coronavirus variant from Britain has a tell or a “funny pattern” that allows mindful lab technicians to flag possible positive samples during conventional PCR testing, making it quite easy to detect, the head of Canada’s largest public microbiology lab says.
A stay-at-home order will formally take effect at midnight tonight but Toronto officials say they won’t be undertaking any enforcement action until they have had a chance to review the regulations at length.
News of enhanced public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario may have some residents wondering what is, and what isn’t, considered essential under the provincial government’s new regulations.
The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units at Ontario hospitals could exceed 1,000 by early February in a “severe but realistic” scenario, according to the province’s official modelling table.
Long, white peaked structures have cropped up around Ontario hospitals -- and while they use the same blueprint as military barracks and greenhouses, construction workers are working to transform them into state-of-the art hospital wings.
An international trial testing convalescent blood plasma on COVID-19 patients with moderate and severe illness has halted enrolment of severely ill COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care after it found no benefit, trial investigators said on Monday.
It was a day of disparity in Canada's protracted battle against the novel coronavirus, with some provinces recording alarmingly high numbers of infections on Sunday while at least one province managed to whittle new cases to zero.