Public health agency trying to find out how many Canadians are struggling with ‘long COVID’

Federal agencies are trying to get a handle on how many Canadians are suffering from "long COVID" as researchers learn more about the mysterious after-effects of the virus. The Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada have launched a...

Number of Canadians living to 100 hit a record high, new census figures show

The number of Canadians living to 100 and beyond reached a record high in 2021. Some centenarians say getting there is all about keeping your hands busy, having a loving family and enjoying life's small pleasures.New figures released by Statistics Canada show that the...

Minister admits it’s taking Ottawa ‘a long time’ to set up suicide hotline

The federal minister responsible for mental health policy acknowledges it's taking her government "a long time" to set up a new national 3-digit suicide prevention hotline.Carolyn Bennett, the minister for mental health and addictions, refused to say Monday whether the project might...

Ottawa to maintain mask requirement for travellers after U.S. drops rule: transport minister

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra is giving no indication his government plans to drop its masking requirement for air and train passengers in Canada in the near future."We constantly consult our experts and whenever the advice that we receive changes because the circumstances change,...

COVID-19 vaccines in national stockpile starting to expire as uptake slows

Health Canada says almost 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines held in a national inventory have expired since January.That includes more than 420,000 doses of Moderna's Spikevax that hit the end of their shelf life on Tuesday. Those doses had...

Canada’s vaccine advisory body strongly recommends boosters for all adults as virus resurges

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now strongly recommending that all adults and immunocompromised children aged 12 to 17 get a first COVID-19 booster shot as Canada experiences a resurgence of the virus.NACI previously said that boosters for those two groups should...

New vaccine policy for federal workers set for release on Wednesday

The federal government is planning to update its policy on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for its employees on Wednesday. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has filed a grievance against the existing policy, which requires that all federal public service...

COVID-related hospitalizations at a low point but BA.2 subvariant is driving new infections: modelling

New federal modelling released today suggests there will be an increase in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks because the much more infectious BA.2 subvariant is circulating widely.While the number of cases is expected to rise, Canada's chief public health officer...

Feds announce another $2B to clear surgical backlogs, promise more money for future health transfers

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced Friday that the federal government will send another $2 billion to provinces and territories to help clear the health-care backlog created by the years-long pandemic crisis.Over the last two years, provinces and territories have cancelled...

Everything we know about the Liberal-NDP dental care proposal

A proposal in the new Liberal-NDP agreement to create a national dental care program for low-income Canadians could deliver the largest expansion of Canada's public health care system in decades."It is a matter of dignity," NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said...
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