Canadian obstetricians call on feds to prioritize those who are pregnant for vaccines

TORONTO — Following the news that pregnant women are increasingly ending up in ICUs with severe COVID-19, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is calling on the government to... Read more »

Ont. doctor admits 3 COVID-19 patients to ICU after they turned down vaccines

TORONTO — An Ontario doctor is urging people to get a COVID-19 vaccine once a jab becomes available to them after he admitted three patients who turned down shots to the ICU.... Read more »

Reliable COVID-19 short-term forecasting

A new study by Texas A&M University researchers published in PLOS ONE details a new model for making short-term projections of daily COVID-19 cases that is accurate, reliable and easily used by... Read more »

Moderna delays expected to push back vaccine deliveries by more than a week

Moderna is facing a persistent “quality assurance” backlog at its production facilities — a roadblock that has resulted in days-long delivery delays for doses destined for Canada, the military commander leading vaccine... Read more »

‘Our situation is dire,’ top health official says as Ontario sees 4,736 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reported 4,736 new cases of COVID-19 — the most ever on a single day — and a third-wave high of 29 more deaths of people with the illness on Thursday as total hospitalizations climbed... Read more »

Spanking may affect children’s brain development in a similar way to abuse: study

TORONTO — Spanking children may affect their brain development in a similar way as more severe forms of violence, according to a new study by Harvard University researchers. According to the study,... Read more »

Ontario sees 4,736 new COVID-19 cases, 3rd-wave high of 29 deaths

Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health, is providing an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province at 3 p.m. ET. You’ll be able to watch it live in... Read more »

Scientists generate human-monkey chimeric embryos

Investigators in China and the United States have injected human stem cells into primate embryos and were able to grow chimeric embryos for a significant period of time — up to 20... Read more »

So far, 5,800 fully vaccinated people have caught COVID-19 anyway in U.S., CDC says

About 5,800 people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus have become infected anyway, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells CNN. Some became seriously ill and 74 people died, the... Read more »

These are the Canadian Muslims dispelling fake news about COVID-19 vaccines

TORONTO — As COVID-19 vaccine efforts roll out across Canada, Toronto-based Dr. Fariha Khan is doing her best to help the Muslim community deal with a persistent issue: misinformation. “We see it... Read more »