Phys-ed teachers get creative to keep students in shape amid COVID-19 restrictions

Just five per cent of Canadian children met basic physical activity guidelines early on in the pandemic, which is why school phys-ed programs are now looking for alternatives to get students to work up a sweat in a safe fashion.As a result of...

Why one-size-fits-all COVID-19 messages from public health officials fall flat

It's a snapshot of a superspreading event: one person unknowingly infected with COVID-19 transmitted the contagion to 23 other passengers scattered on a tour bus, even those sitting seven rows behind.The image presented in last month's study of what happened on...

How dissecting superspreading events can help people take COVID-19 measures seriously

It's a snapshot of a superspreading event: one person unknowingly infected with COVID-19 transmitted the contagion to 23 other passengers scattered on a tour bus, even those sitting seven rows behind.The image presented in last month's study of what happened on...

Restrictions on care home visits traumatize families, caregivers

It's a sunny fall day but there's a chill in the air, so Laura Meffen grabs an extra layer before she and her son head to their van, smiling and balancing bags full of toys and snacks. They're off to...

The key lesson from SARS that Canada failed to heed when COVID-19 hit

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. In the years that followed the 2003 SARS outbreak that infected...

Remdesivir has little effect on hospital stay or mortality in COVID-19 patients, WHO study finds

Gilead Sciences Inc.'s remdesivir had little or no effect on COVID-19 patients' length of hospital stay or chances of survival, a clinical trial by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found. The antiviral medication, among the first to be used...

Feds to meet Indigenous leaders Friday to discuss racism in health system

The federal government is ready to use its financial leverage over the health system to fight anti-Indigenous racism in health care, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says.He says that includes promoting Indigenous health workers and calling out racism wherever it's...

Heavier breathing, spewing droplets, poor ventilation add to gyms’ superspreading risk

A recent COVID-19 outbreak at a southern Ontario fitness studio is illustrating how certain indoor settings can provide a perfect storm for superspreading events.The studio, a downtown Hamilton Spinco location, has been connected to 69 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday,...

Meet the experts trying to change the way we communicate about COVID-19

Keeping up with Canada's COVID-19 public health information can feel like a full-time job. Ever-changing daily case numbers, countless news conferences, conflicting advice from officials and constantly updated guidelines can be overwhelming at the best of times. So a group of experts...

Countries turn to rapid antigen tests to contain 2nd wave of COVID-19

Countries straining to contain a second wave of COVID-19 are turning to faster, cheaper but less accurate tests to avoid the delays and shortages that have plagued efforts to quickly diagnose and trace those infected.Germany, where infections jumped by 4,122...
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