A coroner's inquest into long-term care deaths in Quebec during the COVID-19 pandemic's first wave opened today with testimony describing staff shortages and employees moving from one facility to another.
There is compelling evidence that a single dose of COVID-19 vaccines may provide almost as much protection as giving two doses, Canada's deputy chief public health officer said on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
Adults from racialized communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic should be prioritized for shots in the second stage of the vaccination campaign, says new guidance from Canada's national advisory committee on immunization.
Canada crossed another disheartening threshold in the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, February 6, 2021, even as the country's top doctor said there are hopeful signs with case counts and hospitalizations gradually trending downward.
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is working with the provinces to prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19, including those who live in urban centres and other places where the provinces provide health services.
It was a day of disparity in Canada's protracted battle against the novel coronavirus, with some provinces recording alarmingly high numbers of infections on on Sunday, January 10, 2021, while at least one province managed to whittle new cases to zero.
Surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across several provinces prompted warnings on Monday, January 4, 2021, from public health experts, who said stricter measures and adherence to guidelines are needed in the days and weeks ahead.