Canada’s top doctor says she’ll wear a mask when physical distancing isn’t possible

After downplaying the effectiveness of non-medical face masks, both the chief public health officer and federal health minister now say they would wear them in cases where physical distancing isn’t possible in public.... Read more »

Trump slams U.S. watchdog’s report on shortages at coronavirus-hit hospitals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the U.S. Health Department’s inspector general of having produced a “fake dossier” on American hospitals suffering shortages on the frontlines of the coronavirus... Read more »

New York’s Cuomo sees coronavirus plateau approaching even as daily death toll hits high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus, is nearing a plateau in number of patients hospitalized, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, a hopeful sign even... Read more »

McGill University researchers looking for patients to test hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19

MONTREAL — McGill University researchers are asking eligible Quebecers to participate in a clinical trial that will test hydroxychloroquine’s ability to fight the COVID-19 virus. In the past, the drug has been... Read more »

Cytokine storm: How COVID-19 patients’ immune systems may be to blame for their deaths

TORONTO — While some COVID-19 patients experience mild symptoms and recover on their own at home, others appear to be healthy one minute and in hospital fighting for their lives the next.... Read more »

Cape Breton woman in her 70s is Nova Scotia’s first death related to COVID-19

[embedded content] A woman in her 70s from Cape Breton has died from complications related to COVID-19, according to health officials, marking what they say is Nova Scotia’s first death connected to the virus.... Read more »

16 people died at Ont. nursing home before sick residents were separated from the healthy

An Ontario nursing home besieged by COVID-19 didn’t separate healthy from sick residents or staff until after 16 people had died, and two weeks after the home declared a respiratory outbreak, CBC... Read more »

Vice President Pence to brief U.S. lawmakers on coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike... Read more »

New York’s Cuomo sees state nearing coronavirus plateau even as daily death toll hits high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York is nearing a plateau in the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized, a sign of optimism even though the number of the deaths in the state hit... Read more »

Canadian nurse working at U.S. hospital describes ‘astonishing’ extent of COVID-19

TORONTO — A nurse in Windsor, Ont. who works in Detroit says U.S. hospitals depend on Canadian staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic, despite attempts to keep some medical professionals on one side... Read more »