The barriers, both physical and social, I face as a parent living with a disability

This First Person article is the experience of Marjorie Aunos, a psychologist in Montreal. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.I dreamt of being a mom for years. When I would close my eyes, thinking of...

Quebecers can get 2nd AstraZeneca dose 8 weeks after 1st shot, health minister says

Quebecers who have received a shot of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine will be able to get their second dose sooner than expected. Health Minister Christian Dubé said Thursday the second shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine can now be administered within eight...

Quebec’s reopening plan brings much-needed hope — and yes, some risks

Premier François Legault was visibly upbeat on Tuesday — more than he has been in a while — as he laid out a timeline for the province's reopening.And why wouldn't he be? After imposing a curfew on much of the province since...

COVID vaccine made by Canada’s Medicago shows promising results in Phase 2 clinical trial

Canada's first homegrown vaccine for COVID-19 is showing promising antibody results in hundreds of participants in a Phase 2 trial and could be ready for a final authorization request this summer, the drugmaker says.Nathalie Landry, the executive vice-president for scientific...

Quebec sets sights on offering vaccine to teens, a move viewed as crucial in taming pandemic

After a long year of virtual classes, Anita Barbiero is eager to get a COVID-19 vaccine — and maybe, just maybe, see things return to normal."I think it just means finally feeling like you're safe," said the 17-year-old student at Collège d'Anjou, a...

Quebec is making COVID-19 vaccines available to the general population. Here’s how it will work

Starting Friday, Quebecers in their 50s can begin making appointments to receive a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and soon after, the rest of the adult population will be able to do so as well.  All adults in the province will...

How Montreal, not long ago the epicentre of the pandemic in Canada, avoided a disastrous 3rd wave

Late last year, Dr. Sarah-Amélie Mercure and her team at Montreal Public Health watched with worry as more transmissible variants of the coronavirus were identified in other parts of the world.She knew it was only a matter of time before...

In a Montreal ICU, health-care workers strain to treat younger patients and COVID-19 deniers

It's still hard for Ramtin Saeedi to breathe or talk. His words are slow and deliberate. He has to catch his breath between sentences."The first day I arrived here, I was in the midst of dying," the 46-year-old said while sitting in a...

Quebec widens priority vaccination to more chronic conditions, people with disabilities

On Thursday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé released a new list of chronic conditions and illnesses which will qualify people for priority vaccination.Starting at 8 a.m. Friday, people with eligible chronic illnesses, who are less than 60 years old, will be able...

Quebec widens priority vaccination to more chronic conditions, people with intellectual, physical disabilities

On Thursday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé released a new list of chronic conditions and illnesses which will qualify people for priority vaccination.Starting at 8 a.m. Friday, people with eligible chronic illnesses, who are less than 60 years old, will be able...
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