Manitoba ‘adjusting its approach’ in using AstraZeneca vaccine

WINNIPEG — Manitoba health officials announced the province is “adjusting its approach” in how it uses the AstraZeneca vaccine. On Wednesday, Manitoba’s vaccine task force said it will now be holding its... Read more »

What is ‘black fungus’? The deadly infection afflicting COVID-19 patients in India

TORONTO — As India struggles to contain a massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the country’s doctors have been warned to be on the lookout for a rare and potentially fatal fungal... Read more »

Nunavut working to get Pfizer vaccine for territory’s teens

Nunavut’s chief public health officer says the government is working to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for teens, but he says there is no timeline on when doses might arrive. Dr. Michael... Read more »

Ontario working on plan for how to use 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that will arrive next week

TORONTO — The province is now expecting to receive 250,000 more doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine next week, a shipment that will be reserved for second shots as the province has suspended... Read more »

U.S. COVID-19 deaths tumble to lowest level in 10 months

The latest: COVID-19 deaths in the United States have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost... Read more »

‘Vancouver Model’ of drug decriminalization is deeply flawed, national coalition says

A national coalition of groups that support drug decriminalization say the plan put forward by Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart known as the “Vancouver Model” is deeply flawed because the people it is meant... Read more »

Ont. to receive 250K doses of AstraZeneca vaccine next week, province still working on plan for how doses will be used

TORONTO — Ontario is expecting to receive 250,000 more doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine next week, a shipment that will be reserved for second shots as the province has suspended the use... Read more »

Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID-19 cure

AHMEDABAD, INDIA — Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness... Read more »

Sask. stops giving AstraZeneca as 1st dose over supply issues, considers Pfizer for 2nd

Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer says it’s “likely” those who received AstraZeneca as their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine could have Pfizer-BioNTech for their second due to supply issues. Recent studies have... Read more »

How can we stop the next pandemic? Experts call for major changes in surveillance, alert systems

A new transparent global system should be set up for probing disease outbreaks, empowering the World Health Organization to deploy investigators at short notice and reveal findings, a COVID-19 pandemic review panel... Read more »