Why Ontario medical experts are sounding the alarm over Alberta’s move to scrap mandatory COVID-19 isolation

Ontario medical experts are sounding the alarm over Alberta's recent decision to significantly ease its COVID-19 restrictions, warning the move could cause ripple effects across the country — and the globe. "The thing about this pandemic is that it's global and that...

Peel Region saw 81 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in about a month. None were fully vaccinated

The top doctor of a COVID-19 hot spot in Ontario says data shows that all of the people in the region who were hospitalized recently with COVID-19 had not been fully vaccinated. Dr. Lawrence Loh says between June 1 and...

Online trolls force closure of pro-vaccine Ontario business website

A new website that was set up to provide Ontarians with a list of businesses with fully vaccinated staff or that require customers to show proof of vaccination has shut down, citing online attacks from a small contingent of anti-vaxxers.SafeTO-Do...

Ontario weighing COVID-19 vaccination requirements for certain jobs

Ontario government officials are considering the pros and cons of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care workplaces, CBC News has learned. A draft provincial document obtained by CBC News reveals the government is wading through the legal and ethical issues involved in developing...

Reopening anxiety: experts say shaking lockdown habits will be hard for some

Samantha Yammine felt a wave of anxiety last week before visiting the new coffee shop she'd been eyeing in the neighbourhood.The once seemingly easy task of stepping into a cafe and ordering a drink had grown into a tense and...

Ontario’s outgoing chief medical officer says province ‘did a good job’ during rapidly evolving pandemic

Ontario's retiring chief medical officer of health defended his tenure during the COVID-19 pandemic in a wide-ranging exit interview with CBC's The National, saying that the complexity of tough issues the government faced were not always clear to detractors and that the...

Ontario health guidance downplays aerosol spread of COVID-19 — critics say this puts lives at risk

More than a year since she nearly died of COVID-19, registered nurse Rubina Khan is still not sure how she got infected, but she suspects it could be linked to airborne transmission — a risk Ontario's health officials have only recently,...

Toronto General Hospital says medical surgical ICU free of COVID-19 for 1st time in more than a year

Toronto General Hospital says its medical surgical intensive care unit is free of infectious COVID-19 patients for the first time since March 26, 2020, and its managers and nurses are celebrating.Denise Morris, a nurse manager in the unit, told CBC News on Wednesday...

Toronto General Hospital says ICU is free of COVID-19 for 1st time since March 2020

Toronto General Hospital says its medical surgical intensive care unit is free of infectious COVID-19 patients for the first time since March 26, 2020, and its managers and nurses are celebrating.Denise Morris, a nurse manager in the unit, told CBC News on Wednesday...

Ontario sees 296 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 75% of adults now have first vaccine dose

Ontario reported 296 additional cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the fewest on a single day since last September, as well as the deaths of 13 more people with the illness.The rolling seven-day average of daily cases, one of the most critical...
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