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Medical experts led by SickKids release new back-to-school recommendations

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SickKids has released new proposed guidelines for reopening schools in Ontario come September, including recommendations like staggered lunch times, no large assemblies, and mandatory masks for older students.  The document, which was released Wednesday in collaboration with […]

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Health Canada authorizes drug remdesivir for severe COVID-19 cases

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Health Canada has authorized, with conditions, the drug remdesivir for patients with severe COVID-19, though Canada’s top doctor says the supply is limited. The drug — which will go by the brand name Veklury — […]

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Cat tests positive for coronavirus in U.K.

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A pet cat has tested positive in England for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the government said on Monday in the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the […]

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COVID-19 poses big challenges for day camps, programs catering to those with special needs

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Parents across the country are trying to fill the empty days this summer for their kids, after many camps and programs were cancelled due to the pandemic. The scramble for playdates, day […]

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The week B.C. slipped: With COVID-19 cases on the rise, officials warn against pandemic fatigue

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If you live in B.C. and have been watching the province’s COVID-19 case numbers climb with growing unease this week, you’re not alone.  B.C. has so far been heralded as a COVID-19 […]

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Why err on the side of caution as COVID-19 looms in health-care workplaces

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Hospitals, long-term care homes and other workplaces in Canada need to err on the side of caution or risk being paralyzed in the face of uncertainty from COVID-19, some doctors say. Six […]

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How the N.W.T. is reducing addictions harm during COVID-19

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The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre in Yellowknife counsels more than 200 people, but COVID-19 has isolated many of those clients from badly needed in-person services. The centre’s full reopening can’t come soon […]

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Scientists struggling to understand how to contain silent spread of coronavirus before it’s too late

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One of the great mysteries of the novel coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. It first flared in central China and within three months was on every continent but Antarctica, shutting down […]

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Man in P.E.I. jailed for allegedly failing to self-isolate after COVID-19 diagnosis

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A man who tested positive for COVID-19 is in custody facing criminal charges after allegedly not self-isolating, says P.E.I.’s director of prosecutions. John Diamond said Javan Mizero Nsangira, 22, was sent to […]

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Member of Health Quality Council of Alberta quits to protest legislation

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A member of the provincial body that’s mandated to improve patient safety and the quality of health care in Alberta has quit, saying legislation proposed by the UCP government would eliminate its key […]

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