EU regulator backs use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine despite finding possible link to blood clots

Europe's drug regulator has found a possible link between Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who received doses in the United States, but backed its overall benefits against any risks.The European Medicines Agency (EMA)...

Meet the Canadian doctors working to identify and treat the rare blood clots linked to COVID-19 vaccines

For decades, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., has been a hub for research on blood and its diseases — known as hematology — but in recent weeks it has taken on an even more prominent role in the field: working...

Warnings ignored, action delayed: Ontario’s road to its most dire COVID crisis

When Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the current stay-at-home order on April 7, he said the province's COVID-19 crisis had become worse than predicted. "The capacity at the ICUs and these variants have taken off even beyond what they told us,"...

Ontario’s failure to control the third wave has implications for all of Canada

Ontario's failure to control the third wave of the pandemic has led to a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in hospitals with devastating consequences on the delivery of health care to millions of Canadians. "Our hospital system is literally buckling," said...

Here’s what’s known about why women seem more susceptible to rare vaccine blood clots

It was a report that likely prompted alarm for many women: rare, serious blood clots following vaccination for six Americans. All women, all of child-bearing age.That update this week also came on the heels of similar global blood clot reports among...

U.S. weighs next steps for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot amid reports of clotting

U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries were eagerly awaiting to help speed virus protection.It's...

Lessons from Quebec City’s gym outbreak, one of Canada’s largest COVID-19 superspreading events

We still don't know exactly how it started — a runner on a treadmill, or perhaps someone lifting weights — but an outbreak at a gym in Quebec City has become one of the largest recorded COVID-19 superspreading events in...

Why the U.S. recommended suspending Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, and what it means for Canada

On Tuesday, the U.S. recommended putting on hold the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a joint statement they are investigating...

Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The first confirmed case of an adverse event that causes rare but potentially fatal blood clots has been recorded in Canada in connection with the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covishield COVID-19 vaccine.Quebec's Ministry of Health and Social Services confirmed a person in the province experienced...

Canada’s COVID-19 case rate now tops U.S. rate. Here’s what the experts say

The staggering COVID-19 case numbers in the United States may have seemed like a world away compared to Canada's relative caseload for most of the pandemic, but recent statistics show the growing severity of the situation on this side of the...
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