Manitoba’s new COVID strategy ignores vulnerable people, hospital systems, say scientists

Some scientists and health-care professionals say Manitoba's new plan for handling COVID-19 ignores vulnerable people and hospital systems."I think we are unprepared from the health care side for the tsunami of admissions and hospital demands that are going to occur if...

Some Save on Foods combo meals recalled due to salmonella risk

Some Save on Foods brand combo meals are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the affected products include Save on Foods' lemon chicken, sweet and sour pork, ginger beef and honey garlic chicken...

‘I still haven’t grieved’: Families want apology for loved ones exposed to COVID-19 in hospital who died

Lloyd Hodgins was a jokester with a good heart.Hodgins, 82, fractured his hip in October and received surgery at Boundary Trails Health Centre between Morden and Winkler, Man. He tested negative for COVID-19 after being transferred to hospital in Portage...

Waits for COVID-19 tests in Winnipeg stretch up to 4 hours as demand surges

The wait for a COVID-19 test in Winnipeg is growing as fast as the caseloads, with some lineups at drive-up testing centres meandering through parking lots and onto the roads.There were reports on Tuesday of people waiting in their idling cars for close...

Delta took Manitoba ICUs to the brink this fall. Omicron is poised to make another push

After a miserable 2020 holiday season marred by deadly COVID outbreaks in personal care homes, the last thing anyone in Manitoba wanted was another dark December.This is, however, what we're getting, albeit with fewer fatalities and more uncertainty. A number of depressing pandemic...

Manitoba kids under age of 6 part of clinical trial for Moderna’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

A group of roughly 20 Manitoba kids under the age of six have joined the fight against COVID-19. They're part of a clinical trial looking at the safety and efficacy of Moderna's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.    "I'm ecstatic that we have this...

More surgeries may be cancelled as Manitoba ICUs face continued strain, official says

Health officials are looking at cancelling more surgeries in Manitoba to free up hospital resources as a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases continues to strain the province's intensive care units.The surge in cases is largely being driven by people who...

The December disconnect: Why COVID alone is not to blame for Manitoba’s newest ICU crisis

On May 19, during the most nerve-wracking moment of the third wave of the pandemic, Manitoba intensive care wards struggled to treat a record 131 patients.Never before had Manitoba ICUs had to care for so many humans. It wouldn't happen again during that...

A 3-year-old went for a flu shot. Instead, she mistakenly got an adult COVID-19 vaccine

Jenna Bardarson says her three-year-old daughter, Dali, is vibrant and healthy.To make sure she stays that way, the Brandon, Man., mom booked regular annual flu shots on Nov. 24 for herself and her daughter at Brandon's Keystone Centre. But she says she...

‘Stick with us,’ health minister urges, as number of empty nursing positions passes 1,300 in Winnipeg

The number of vacant nursing positions in Winnipeg has exceeded 1,300 for eight months and counting.The years-long nursing shortage has gotten worse as the pandemic has dragged on, barring some monthly fluctuations, according to new statistics made available after the issue become...
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