Why COVID-19 may now feel like a ‘bad cold’ — with headache, runny nose among most-reported symptoms

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Canada’s largest transplant centre slowly marches toward normal after weeks of ‘wasted’ organs

Last July, Sarah Frazer learned she had two years at most before she would need to replace her failing kidneys. “I was 23 at the time — a 23-year-old girl sitting in a... Read more »

‘Sporadic’ COVID-19 cases may have occurred in late 2019 in U.S., researchers suggest

A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus may have popped up in the U.S.... Read more »

Novavax says COVID-19 vaccine highly effective in trials

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot is highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico. The vaccine was about 90... Read more »

Novavax says large study shows its COVID-19 shot is highly effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico. The vaccine was about 90... Read more »

How Canada rose to the top for 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine

For months now, noted American cardiologist and researcher Eric Topol has been keenly following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. And he can’t say enough good things about his northern neighbour’s fast and sudden... Read more »

How vaccines can crush the variants and make reopening permanent in Canada

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How Canada can crush the variants with vaccines and make this reopening our last

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Cruise lines say no change in sailing plans after new COVID-19 cases

Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corporation will push ahead with a return to cruises this summer despite two guests onboard Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Millennium ship testing positive for COVID-19. More than a year... Read more »

How the COVID-19 pandemic lowered life expectancy in Canada last year

COVID-19 deaths led to a  five-month decrease in life expectancy at birth last year, recent data released by Statistics Canada suggest, potentially putting the country at a level not seen in seven years.... Read more »