Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 5

The latest:Ontario says it plans to give a COVID-19 vaccination to all health workers, residents and essential caregivers in long-term care homes in several hard-hit regions by Jan. 21. The province, which has faced criticism over its handling of the vaccine...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 4

The latest:Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation...

Why Israel is leading the world with COVID-19 vaccinations

Every day, the online research publication Our World In Data releases information about vaccine doses being administered across the globe. And every day, one country emerges as a world leader: Israel.For example, when the University of Oxford-based organization released its Jan. 1 data, the total number...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Friday

The latest:British health officials warned Friday that hospitals around the country face a perilous few weeks ahead amid surging new coronavirus infections that have been blamed on a new variant of the virus. The United Kingdom recorded a further 53,285 cases...

Britain approves use of AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Britain on Wednesday became the first country to authorize an easy-to-handle COVID-19 vaccine whose developers hope it will become the "vaccine for the world." The approval and a shift in policy that will speed up rollout of the vaccine in...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Dec. 29

The latest:Quebec has recorded its first case of a new variant of COVID-19, the health minister said Tuesday, making it the fourth province in Canada to confirm the arrival of the new variant. A statement from officials in Quebec said the person...

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday

The latest:Quebec has recorded its first case of a new variant of COVID-19, the health minister said Tuesday, making it the fourth province in Canada to confirm the arrival of the new variant. A statement from officials in Quebec said the person...

EU’s massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign off to uneven start

The EU campaign to vaccinate Europeans against COVID-19 is off to an uneven start in what will be a marathon effort to administer shots to enough of the bloc's 450 million people to defeat the viral pandemic.The vaccination drive kicked off...

British hospitals stretched as COVID-19 cases surge

British hospitals are cancelling non-urgent procedures and scrambling to find space for COVID-19 patients as coronavirus cases continue to surge despite tough new restrictions imposed to curb a fast-spreading new variant of the virus.Another 41,385 confirmed cases were recorded across...

AstraZeneca says its vaccine should be effective against COVID-19 variant

The head of drugmaker AstraZeneca, which is developing a coronavirus vaccine widely expected to be approved by U.K. authorities this week, said Sunday that researchers believe the shot will be effective against a new variant of the virus driving a...
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