Trans patients are more likely to live in low-income neighbourhoods and suffer chronic physical and mental health problems. Ontario’s health-care system doesn’t see them, but the health minister says the province is looking into it.
After months of shifting advice, Ontario has become the first Canadian province to prioritize pregnant women in a vaccine rollout plan, without special conditions. Health-care workers and specialists say the move is a win for pregnant women and for public health.
New U.S. guidelines say people fully inoculated against COVID-19 can drop some precautions when gathering with others, but at least two provincial health ministers say existing public health advice holds for now.
Several provinces began relaxing COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, February 8, 2021, amid what Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam described as “hopeful signs of declining COVID-19 activity."
A rule requiring international travellers landing at Ontario's largest airport to take a COVID-19 test came into effect on Monday, February 1, 2021, amid growing concern over vaccine deliveries and new reported cases of contagious COVID-19 variants.
Some provincial authorities saw encouraging signs in the fight against COVID-19 on Monday, January 18, 2021, even as experts warned that it's too soon to draw conclusions from the data and provinces scrambled to deal with a looming shortage of Pfizer vaccines.
Toronto reported just one new case Tuesday. "We have made tremendous progress that allows us to return to something a little closer to our normal lives this summer, but we are not out of the woods yet," Premier Doug Ford cautioned.