Health Canada approves 1st rapid PCR coronavirus test, Spartan Bioscience says – National

Health Canada approves 1st rapid PCR coronavirus test, Spartan Bioscience says - National

Health Canada has approved a rapid on-site PCR coronavirus test developed by Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience.In an emailed statement to Global News, they specified the Spartan COVID-19 PCR test kit is a “point-of-care test” to be administered by a health-care

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When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

When should kids return to in-person learning? Western University researcher, colleagues finding answers

As students continue with online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers continue to grapple with two crucial questions: when and how should children go back to in-person learning?A Western University professor, alongside colleagues from across the globe, are

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Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19 – National

Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19 - National

Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden‘s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday.The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures in the city following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on

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Coronavirus: What you need to know about mRNA vaccines – National

Couple faces charges after flying to Yukon and receiving coronavirus vaccine - National

The two COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada were created by using ground-breaking genetic technology that for years held huge promise, but always ran into roadblocks — until now. It’s called synthetic mRNA, or messenger RNA.Until 2020, no mRNA vaccine

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U.K. variant confirmed in COVID-19 outbreak at Barrie long-term care home

U.K. variant confirmed in COVID-19 outbreak at Barrie long-term care home

Health officials say the U.K. coronavirus variant — believed to be more contagious — has been confirmed in an outbreak at a Barrie long-term care home that has seen nearly all residents infected.The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit said

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U.K. doctors to ‘urgently review’ 12-week gap between coronavirus vaccine doses – National

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried - National

A major British doctors’ group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by

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Ontario reports 2,359 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Ontario reports 2,359 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Ontario reported 2,359 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 252,585.“Locally, there are 708 new cases in Toronto, 422 in Peel, 220 in York Region, 107 in Hamilton and

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Wuhan, China returns to normal as world continues to battle coronavirus pandemic – National

Wuhan, China returns to normal as world continues to battle coronavirus pandemic - National

A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport centre to a virtual standstill almost overnight. It would last 76 days.Early

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Covid-19 outbreak in Manaus suggests herd immunity may not be possible

Covid-19 outbreak in Manaus suggests herd immunity may not be possible

By Luke Taylor Oxygen supplies have run out in hospitals in Manaus, Brazil, so people are buying cylinders from private companies to use at homeREUTERS/Bruno Kelly Hospitals in the Brazilian Amazon are collapsing once again under the strain of treating

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Coronavirus deaths in long-term care underscore need for home supports, advocates say – National

Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts - National

The devastating toll of COVID-19 on long-term care residents in Canada has underscored the need for increased public funding for home care, advocates say.Most seniors want to stay at home for as long as possible, and their families want

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