‘Excess’ deaths in N.B. during pandemic need study, expert says

National health and population academics are pointing to high "excess mortality" numbers as an important riddle for provinces to solve in their understanding of the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic.But New Brunswick, with some of the most puzzling numbers...

At least 8% of New Brunswickers have had COVID-19, so what does that mean for immunity?

About eight per cent of New Brunswickers have had COVID-19, according to figures from the province, but the actual percentage of the population with immunity from a previous infection is likely closer to four times that, due to unreported or unconfirmed...

New Brunswick records 7 new COVID-19 deaths, pandemic death toll surpasses 400

Seven more New Brunswickers have died from COVID-19, pushing the pandemic death toll past 400, but the number of people hospitalized because of the virus dropped to 47 from 81 in the past week, according to Tuesday's weekly update from...

COVID-19 prevention drug coming for immunocompromised New Brunswickers

A drug that could prevent immunocompromised people from developing COVID-19 will soon be available in New Brunswick.Evusheld was approved last month by Health Canada for people aged 12 or older who are immunocompromised and unlikely to mount an adequate immune response...

Addictions doctor to purchase Clinic 554 for use as apartments for those in recovery

A deal is in the works for Clinic 554 to be purchased and turned into an apartment building for people recovering from drug addiction.Dr. Sara Davidson, the director of River Stone Recover Centre in Fredericton, said the transaction is still...

Confectionery products recalled over possible salmonella contamination

Dozens of products sold under the brand name Elite are being recalled in Canada over fears of salmonella contamination. Most of the 97 affected products are confectionery, including chocolates, candies and gum. The recall affects all products with codes sold...

Pandemic deaths in New Brunswick found to be much higher than official government count

New Brunswick recorded an estimated 423 deaths more than normal during an eight-week outbreak of the COVID-19 delta variant last fall, prompting questions about whether pandemic-related fatalities are being significantly underreported by the province's health officials.Tara Moriarty says the answer is yes. ...