How old do you have to be to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in each province?

Many provinces have been lowering the age of eligibility for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine to as young as 40.Health Canada approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine for use in Canada for people 18 and over under an interim order on Feb. 26, 2021....

As ICUs fill up, doctors confront grim choice of who gets life-saving care

Hospitals are shifting critically ill patients around, looking for any empty bed. Nurses and doctors are putting in exhaustion-defying amounts of overtime. Some provinces are opening new intensive care unit capacity.But it may not be enough to stave off a point...

Student leaders cry out for support in federal budget, wary of long-term pandemic consequences

For Osob Mohamed, finishing her final semester at Simon Fraser University is bittersweet. Despite feeling the accomplishment of completing her health sciences degree, she's apprehensive what's next for her during the COVID-19 pandemic."It is feeling a little more bleak, I think, than anything," said...

Ontario walks back new policing powers following pushback

Ontario's government walked back some of its new policing powers one day after they were announced, now only allowing police to stop vehicles or people if they are suspected of participating in an organized public event or social gathering.Doug Ford's government...

Fully vaccinated but still in lockdown, long-term care resident says she’s treated ‘less than human’

Chelsea Dreher, 32, is fully vaccinated after receiving her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in late February, but she hasn't been able to leave her ward, go outside or visit other residents for almost two weeks.That's because she lives...

Hospitals across much of Ontario begin cutting back elective surgeries amid strain of COVID-19

The latest:Hospitals across much of Ontario will start ramping down elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures Monday to ensure they have the capacity to treat more COVID-19 patients. Health Minister Christine Elliott said Friday that could increase intensive-care unit capacity in Ontario by...

Ontario sees record new cases; Tam says Canada nearing same peak as 2nd wave

The latest:Ontario has reported its highest daily count of new COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 4,456 more infections confirmed on Sunday. The province also registered 21 more deaths attributed to the respiratory illness. On Saturday, health officials confirmed 3,813 new...

How parts of Canada are vaccinating teachers against COVID-19

This weekend, teachers and school staff in Ontario's Niagara region are getting their first chance at a COVID-19 vaccine, thanks to the recommendation of the area's vaccination co-ordination task force. The group had previously flagged education workers as a priority and now...

U.S. taxi services see business boost helping Canadians avoid hotel quarantine

Airport transport service, Buffalo Limousine, lost about 70 per cent of its business during COVID-19 pandemic. But the company said its luck changed recently, thanks to Canadian snowbirds returning from U.S. sunbelt states who want to avoid Canada's hotel quarantine...

Ontario issues emergency orders to allow hospitals to transfer patients without consent

The Ontario government's health agency has issued two emergency orders to help hospitals cope with a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care admissions that is threatening the province's critical care capacity, the Ministry of Health said in a news release Friday. One order allows hospitals to transfer...
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