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Sharing acts of #covidkindness and uplifting stories from the front lines of Canadian health care.

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ER doctor captures humanity and hope through hospital photography project

ER doctor captures humanity and hope through hospital photography project

"As the pandemic began to affect our Calgary hospitals and community, I realized that I wanted to capture what was actually happening inside our hospitals."
Hamilton physician reunites with mom to vaccinate her against COVID-19
a month ago

Hamilton physician reunites with mom to vaccinate her against COVID-19

Dr. Michael Gallea hasn’t been able to hug his mother since the start of the pandemic, but got to touch her shoulder when giving her the shot.
Canadian-made vaccines are in development, utilizing new genetic technology
a month ago

Canadian-made vaccines are in development, utilizing new genetic technology

Vancouver-based nanomedicine company Precision NanoSystems Incorporated (PNI) is developing a vaccine in the same class as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

Two members of the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine have joined forces to engineer a Level 1 surgical mask that can be worn and washed multiple times.
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Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trials

Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trials

The vaccine, created by Providence Therapeutics, will be manufactured in Calgary if it is approved by Health Canada.
Radio-Canada awards 2020 Scientist of the Year to four researchers creating data modelling for COVID-19
24 days ago

Radio-Canada awards 2020 Scientist of the Year to four researchers creating data modelling for COVID-19

The winners developed mathematical models that helped to predict or simulate how COVID-19 would spread within Canada.
COVID ward physician urges Calgarians to continue taking the pandemic seriously

COVID ward physician urges Calgarians to continue taking the pandemic seriously

“Each of these people who gets COVID-19, whether they come into hospital or not, is a member of the community. They’re a neighbour, they’re a family member, they’re a worker.”
Rick Mercer participates in Ontario stay-at-home campaign
a month ago

Rick Mercer participates in Ontario stay-at-home campaign

Notable athletes, artists, musicians and others have volunteered to release videos as part of a series urging Ontarians to stay home.
The Ontario Medical Association deploys experts to myth-bust anti-vaccination sentiments
a month ago

The Ontario Medical Association deploys experts to myth-bust anti-vaccination sentiments

At a virtual news conference this week, doctors addressed some of the most prevalent online theories regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
Federal government provides $6 million in funding for national clinical trials network on COVID-19
a month ago

Federal government provides $6 million in funding for national clinical trials network on COVID-19

Dr. Rob Fowler of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto is heading up the network along with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
Canadian-made vaccines are in development, utilizing new genetic technology
a month ago

Canadian-made vaccines are in development, utilizing new genetic technology

Vancouver-based nanomedicine company Precision NanoSystems Incorporated (PNI) is developing a vaccine in the same class as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19
a month ago

Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19

The new test delivers more accurate results than others already on the market, in just five minutes.
26hr photo project: "The rewarding piece is the collaborative teamwork."

26hr photo project: "The rewarding piece is the collaborative teamwork."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
All 87 long-term care homes in Toronto vaccinated ahead of schedule

All 87 long-term care homes in Toronto vaccinated ahead of schedule

A massive undertaking with complicated logistics, #TeamVaccine came together to share best practices and mobilized to deliver vaccines in two or three long-term care homes per day. As of January 15, first dose vaccination clinics have been held in all 87 long-term care homes in Toronto.
ER doctor captures humanity and hope through hospital photography project

ER doctor captures humanity and hope through hospital photography project

"As the pandemic began to affect our Calgary hospitals and community, I realized that I wanted to capture what was actually happening inside our hospitals."
U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

Two members of the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine have joined forces to engineer a Level 1 surgical mask that can be worn and washed multiple times.
"We're Gonna Be Okay": Saskatchewan nurse creates song of encouragement amid ongoing pandemic
a month ago

"We're Gonna Be Okay": Saskatchewan nurse creates song of encouragement amid ongoing pandemic

Carol Scrivener, who performs as Carolina Jack, wrote “We’re Gonna Be Okay” to help people stay strong and keep fighting COVID-19.
Toronto lab processes its one millionth COVID-19 test
a month ago

Toronto lab processes its one millionth COVID-19 test

Technicians at Shared Hospital Laboratory have been working 24/7 since March 2020 to process COVID tests for four of Toronto’s largest hospitals.
Hamilton physician reunites with mom to vaccinate her against COVID-19
a month ago

Hamilton physician reunites with mom to vaccinate her against COVID-19

Dr. Michael Gallea hasn’t been able to hug his mother since the start of the pandemic, but got to touch her shoulder when giving her the shot.
26hr photo project: "...when you work with good people it’s worth it.”

26hr photo project: "...when you work with good people it’s worth it.”

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
73-year-old retired nurse among those ready to help with immunizations

73-year-old retired nurse among those ready to help with immunizations

After four years in retirement, Marcia Carr returned to nursing during the first wave of the pandemic. She is among the retired and current healthcare professionals waiting to be deployed wherever they are needed to help immunize Canadians.
Maclean’s They Were Loved project aims to honour each Canadian lost to COVID-19
a month ago

Maclean’s They Were Loved project aims to honour each Canadian lost to COVID-19

The partnership between the magazine and Canadian journalism schools hopes to create a central repository of obituaries for those who have died from the disease.
Yukon administers its first COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care residents and workers
a month ago

Yukon administers its first COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care residents and workers

The Moderna vaccine arrived a week ago, the territory’s vaccine strategy prioritizes care homes, elderly people and healthcare workers.
26hr photo project: "I’ve always put advocacy at the forefront of my medical journey."

26hr photo project: "I’ve always put advocacy at the forefront of my medical journey."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
By Canada Day, more than two-thirds of Ottawans may be vaccinated against COVID-19
a month ago

By Canada Day, more than two-thirds of Ottawans may be vaccinated against COVID-19

The city’s public health officials expect to receive enough doses to vaccinate around 680,000 people by July 1.
12 Days of Kindness: Our favourite stories of 2020
2 months ago

12 Days of Kindness: Our favourite stories of 2020

covidkindness.ca is all about telling stories of those making an impact on the front lines of Canadian health care and sharing acts of kindness and joy during these challenging times.
Everyone in Canada who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get it by September
2 months ago

Everyone in Canada who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get it by September

PHAC says based on its current rollout schedule, all Canadians should have access to a shot by the early fall of 2021.
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