Alberta’s chief medical officer of health sorry for causing ‘confusion, fear or anger’ on COVID-19

Alberta's chief medical officer of health is apologizing for causing "confusion, fear or anger" after communicating the province's plan to lift its remaining COVID-19 public health measures.In a column sent to various media outlets Wednesday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says her...

‘We did what we were told’: Frustration as AstraZeneca recipients forced to cancel international travel

Some Albertans who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine are having to cancel their international travel plans, again.Several countries and tour operators, including many cruise lines, don't recognize the Covishield version of AstraZeneca, which is made in India. Others are not accepting travellers...

Calgary Stampede COVID cases grow to 84, as doctors say repercussions still unknown

Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the Calgary Stampede and doctors say the full repercussions of the event likely won't be known for weeks.As of Tuesday, 84 cases are now linked to the 10-day festival which ended on...

Removal of Alberta’s remaining COVID-19 protocols sparks outrage among physicians

Many Alberta doctors are reacting with surprise and disappointment to the province's plan to relax its COVID-19 surveillance and management system despite an increase in case numbers, the positivity rate and R-value, and vaccination rates that are lagging behind other...

Vaccine hesitancy, rising R-value mean Alberta can’t let up on pandemic fight, expert says

A rising R-value for COVID-19 in Alberta coupled with a stubborn and country-leading rate of vaccine hesitancy are two signs that the province's battle to beat back the pandemic still has hurdles to overcome, says a Calgary infectious diseases expert.Alberta's...

Public health experts concerned by Alberta premier’s claim that pandemic is over

A maskless Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands, embraces Calgary Stampede visitors and stands shoulder-to-shoulder for photo-ops in a video posted to his social media pages on Sunday."Such a joy to connect with Albertans during Canada's first major event after the...

Alberta will not bring in vaccine passports, premier says

Alberta will not be following the lead of Quebec and Manitoba on vaccine passports, says Premier Jason Kenney.Quebec intends to bring in the passports, beginning in September, for anyone wanting to visit non-essential businesses in parts of the province where...

Alberta’s reopening provides window for more infectious delta variant, experts caution

One week after Alberta lifted virtually all COVID-19 restrictions, many people are keeping a close eye on the more infectious delta variant — while still low in numbers, it continues to smoulder in the province.Alberta identified 21 more variant cases, including...

Albertans had highest rate of COVID-19 antibodies due to infection in major national blood survey

Albertans had a higher rate of COVID-19 antibodies due to a past infection than people in any other province, according to a major national blood survey conducted in early 2021.The Canadian COVID-19 Antibody and Health Survey involved mailing tens of thousands...

Holding out for 2nd dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine over Moderna? There’s no good reason, experts say

There are concerns some Albertans may be unnecessarily delaying their second COVID-19 vaccination because they're reluctant to accept the Moderna vaccine, choosing instead to wait for a shot of the more scarce Pfizer version. The province says it's expecting fewer...
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