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Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trials
22 days ago

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.
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.
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.
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.
Just how safe is your bubble?
2 months ago

Just how safe is your bubble?

The Canadian Medical Association has launched testyourbubble.ca to help Canadians better understand how to protect themselves against COVID-19.
Pandemic worries keeping you awake? Insomniac doctor shares the tips that work for him
2 months ago

Pandemic worries keeping you awake? Insomniac doctor shares the tips that work for him

Dr. Brian Goldman says these five things can improve your nightly rest and help you cope with sleeplessness.
COVID-19 vaccines could begin Canadian distribution later this month
3 months ago

COVID-19 vaccines could begin Canadian distribution later this month

The first vaccines should be approved by Health Canada very soon, and 3 million Canadians could receive a shot in the first quarter of 2021
Canadian doctors share advice on coping with pandemic fatigue
3 months ago

Canadian doctors share advice on coping with pandemic fatigue

Eight months into the pandemic, Dr. Anna Banerji and Dr. Jennifer Kwan have some advice for Canadians on living with COVID-19.
New biobank at University of Toronto will support wide range of COVID-19 research
3 months ago

New biobank at University of Toronto will support wide range of COVID-19 research

The biobank, led by a team from SickKids hospital, will securely house and collect biologic samples from across Toronto and make it easier for researchers to conduct studies on the virus.
Researchers examining how to decrease COVID-19 health risks for delivery workers
3 months ago

Researchers examining how to decrease COVID-19 health risks for delivery workers

A professor at the University of Waterloo is leading a study of working conditions for gig couriers and drivers to determine how to better protect them from getting sick.
Research project aims to improve health care and reduce COVID-19 in African, Caribbean, and Black communities
3 months ago

Research project aims to improve health care and reduce COVID-19 in African, Caribbean, and Black communities

Dr. Josephine Etowa and her team at the University of Ottawa are conducting participatory research with these populations, who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
Need info about COVID-19 in Punjabi? This med student has you covered
3 months ago

Need info about COVID-19 in Punjabi? This med student has you covered

Surrey, B.C.is home to a large Sikh community and Sukhmeet Singh Sachal wanted to make sure they knew how serious the pandemic was and what they should be doing to take care.
New study shows face masks don’t reduce your ability to breathe while exercising
3 months ago

New study shows face masks don’t reduce your ability to breathe while exercising

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have shown that healthy people get enough oxygen and perform equally well during masked exercise
Public health units offer Canadians advice for a COVID-safe Halloween
4 months ago

Public health units offer Canadians advice for a COVID-safe Halloween

Health officials remind people to continue mask use, hand-washing and physical distancing but offer some tips for safe ways to have fun
LEGO PM Trudeau speaks to kids about the ongoing pandemic and the need to stay strong
4 months ago

LEGO PM Trudeau speaks to kids about the ongoing pandemic and the need to stay strong

Once again, his message has been transformed into a stop-motion LEGO video by Tyler Walsh of Winnipeg.
uOttawa researchers working on COVID-19 antibodies and nasal spray vaccine—and llamas are involved
5 months ago

uOttawa researchers working on COVID-19 antibodies and nasal spray vaccine—and llamas are involved

The ambitious multi-lab project just received $1 million in funding from CIHR to help create therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies and a vaccine.
Infectious disease specialists answer back-to-school questions, praise teachers
5 months ago

Infectious disease specialists answer back-to-school questions, praise teachers

Ottawa doctor Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng told teachers it’s their turn to be “heroes” as children return to the classroom amid the pandemic.
New online tracker offers real-time updates on potential COVID-19 vaccines
5 months ago

New online tracker offers real-time updates on potential COVID-19 vaccines

McGill epidemiologist Nicole Basta’s team has created an interactive vaccine tracker to ensure the public is receiving verified, timely, and trustworthy information.
New initiative facilitates translation of COVID-19 information into Indigenous languages
6 months ago

New initiative facilitates translation of COVID-19 information into Indigenous languages

"Since the pandemic began, many Indigenous Peoples have been left behind due to COVID-19 information not being accessible in their languages. Our goal is to bridge this gap by working directly with Indigenous community members to facilitate the translation of accurate COVID-19 information into their local languages."
Indigenous people in the Toronto area can “Call Auntie” for health and wellness support
6 months ago

Indigenous people in the Toronto area can “Call Auntie” for health and wellness support

The hotline, staffed by health and community workers, is intended to help connect members of the local Indigenous community with the services and programs they need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic safely.
CHEO doctor discusses getting back to school safely during COVID-19
6 months ago

CHEO doctor discusses getting back to school safely during COVID-19

CBC radio spoke with pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Nisha Thampi about how to keep students, teachers, and staff safer in schools during the ongoing pandemic.
Mask study: N95 respirator best, neck fleece worst at preventing COVID-19 infection
6 months ago

Mask study: N95 respirator best, neck fleece worst at preventing COVID-19 infection

A comparative study of 14 different mask designs provides insight and guidance for keeping Canadians safe.
COVID Alert smartphone application now available in Ontario
7 months ago

COVID Alert smartphone application now available in Ontario

The app uses Bluetooth to determine whether your phone has been in close contact with the phone of another app user who reports testing positive for COVID-19.
Health Canada approves use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients
7 months ago

Health Canada approves use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

Antiviral medication has been shown to shorten COVID-19 recovery time by 31%.
Dr. Jane Philpott co-edits 'Vulnerable', a comprehensive textbook on COVID-19
7 months ago

Dr. Jane Philpott co-edits 'Vulnerable', a comprehensive textbook on COVID-19

The former Liberal cabinet minister, along with several colleagues, collaborated to edit the new publication, titled Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19.