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Experts find more evidence COVID-19 is airborne, warn of indoor spaces

A report published from leading experts found evidence that the disease was spreading through aerosols — tiny airborne particles that…

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Quebec reports 1,537 cases of COVID-19 as hospitalizations and ICU cases highest since second wave

This comes as both the Quebec and Ontario governments announced the closure of shared provincial borders in an effort to…

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India records over 200K COVID-19 cases in a day amid festivals, election rallies

In recent weeks, festivals, political rallies in India attracted thousands of people, few of whom followed COVID-19 safety protocols. Read…

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Ontario to ‘scope down’ new police COVID-19 powers, source says

A source with knowledge of the discussions – but who was not authorized to speak publicly about them – says…

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Alberta reports first AstraZeneca-linked blood clot

The man’s identity is not being released to protect patient confidentiality, but Alberta Health has reported he is receiving treatment…

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COMMENTARY: Our overly-cautious approach to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine needs to change

We’re in the throes of a very serious third wave of COVID-19 at the moment and we need as much…

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Ontario reports more than 4,300 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths

As of Friday evening, 3,751,316 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 107,278. Read More…

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Russia, China using their COVID-19 vaccines to gain political power: experts

Benjamin Gedan, deputy director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center in Washington, called the practice “vaccine diplomacy.”…

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COVID-19: Ontario’s temporary increased police powers raise concerns about random stops, carding

“What if folks are walking towards the vaccination site – are they going to be stopped? Asked their address? Profiled?…

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Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions include increased police powers, restricting gatherings

Premier Doug Ford also announced Ontario’s state of emergency and stay-at-home order are being extended by two weeks. Read More…

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As COVID-19 cases hit daily record, CMA calls for united national response

With COVID-19 cases surging, Canada is at a ‘critical juncture’ of the pandemic, the Canadian Medical Association says, calling for…

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COVID-19: Peel police officer accuses Global News journalist of agitating protesters, hugs attendees

“Um, you’re standing here videotaping and obviously you’re agitating this group,” a Peel Regional Police officer told Global News reporter…

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Ontario government asks other provinces, territories to send nurses as COVID-19 cases surge

In a letter to all provinces and territories, the Ontario government notes it is short thousands of nurses. Read More…

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300K Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in Canada last week of April

Canada has continued on with rollout plans for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine despite concerns over a possible link…

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Trudeau sending Red Cross to help Ontario amid an increase in COVID-19 cases

The federal government will deploy the Canadian Red Cross to help Ontario with their mobile vaccination teams, and send aid to…

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Quebec sets vaccination record as province again adds more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé says 74,927 shots were given Thursday, the highest single-day tally to date. Read More source

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Help line open for those in need of counselling during mass shooting remembrance

‘I encourage anyone who needs mental health or emotional support to use these services,’ Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin said.…

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Moderna cuts April vaccine deliveries by almost half as Canada battles third wave

The federal government says the setback in vaccine deliveries is due to a “slower than anticipated ramp-up of their production…

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