How Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll turned so grim, so quickly

Alberta recently recorded its 1,000th COVID-19 death, a grim milestone that arrived in a flash.It took nearly nine months for Alberta to record its first 500 deaths; the next 500 came in just 34 days. Katalin Lang's father, Jozsef, contracted the...

More people than you think have comorbidities — and why it matters

Alberta recently started reporting "comorbidities," or pre-existing chronic medical conditions, linked to COVID-19 deaths — but the bullet points on each day's list of those lost don't tell the whole story.Conditions that could be considered comorbidities are far more common than many...

Provinces should adopt surveillance testing to battle COVID-19, long-term care home review says

One of the largest operators of Canadian seniors' residences and long-term care homes is calling for provinces to adopt widespread surveillance testing as part of an internal review set to be released on Monday.The review for Revera was chaired by Dr. Bob...

‘Dealing with a lot’: Suicide crisis calls mount during COVID-19 pandemic

Hannah Storrs has needed to take more breaks than usual during her shifts on a 24-hour crisis line as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies the struggles of those reaching out for help.Distress Centre Calgary says suicide-related calls, texts and chats were...

A look inside an Alberta ICU as health-care workers struggle with COVID-19 surge

In the pandemic response unit at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary, Dr. Simon Demers-Marcil picked up the phone. It was his job to call a family to break the news that their loved one had died of COVID-19.Demers-Marcil had made phone...

Alberta sets new high in COVID-19 cases among kids and teens, while testing declines

The number of cases of COVID-19 among school-aged children in Alberta has again surged to a new high, while the number of kids and teens being tested continues to decline.Data from Alberta Health shows the number of new daily cases...

How conspiracies like QAnon are slowly creeping into some Canadian churches

Pastor John van Sloten of Marda Loop Church in Calgary had been thinking about, in his view, the theology behind wearing a mask.His basic premise was that if Jesus, who was God, took on a human body to mask his Godness for...

Infected Calgary inmates say they have been crammed into disgusting, inhumane solitary confinement

Multiple infected inmates at the Calgary Correctional Centre tell CBC News they are living through "inhumane conditions" — in cells typically reserved for those deemed to be the jail's most disruptive prisoners — while a wave of COVID-19 rapidly spreads through the...

Alberta lawyer calls for action after 55 COVID-19 cases reported at Calgary jail

An Alberta lawyer is calling for action after an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Calgary jail leapt to 55 cases, a notable increase after the outbreak was initially reported Thursday.Edmonton-based criminal defence lawyer Tom Engel says the outbreak has the potential...

55 COVID cases now reported at Calgary jail as in-facility spread confirmed

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a Calgary jail has now jumped to 55 cases, a notable increase after the outbreak was initially reported Thursday. On Thursday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, announced that 24 cases had...
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