Molecular testing requirement for COVID-19 to remain as land border opens: Blair

Canadians will still need to take a molecular test, like the expensive PCR test, in order to return to Canada from the United States after the land border reopens to fully vaccinated travellers in November.In an interview on Rosemary Barton Live on Sunday,...

PCR testing requirement to remain as land border opens: Blair

Canadians will still need to take an expensive PCR test in order to return to Canada from the United States after the land border reopens to fully vaccinated travellers in November.In an interview on Rosemary Barton Live on Sunday, Public Safety Minister Bill...

New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches

Health officials say COVID-19 cases are still trending downward nationally but warn that a hard flu season could put more pressure on the health care system.Last week, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that the virus's reproductive number (Rt) had fallen...

Iain Stewart to step down as head of Public Health Agency of Canada

Iain Stewart is out as president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, after leading the agency through much of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stewart was also the focus of an extraordinary moment in parliamentary history earlier this year, when he...

Canada has donated over 750,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses internationally since late summer

Canada donated over three-quarters of a million doses of its surplus AstraZeneca vaccines to Carribbean and South American countries over the last two months, and plans to donate more doses from its stockpile of mRNA vaccines in the coming weeks.While Health...

New COVID-19 cases on a downward trend for first time in months

Canada's chief public health officer says that in spite of the challenges posed by the current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are good reasons for optimism in the latest federal modelling data.Speaking at a technical briefing on the data today, Dr. Theresa...

Pandemic early warning system has issued only a handful of alerts since start of 2020

The country's pandemic early warning system has issued only a handful of alerts — most of them unrelated to deadly variants of COVID-19 — since facing intense public scrutiny and criticism from Canada's auditor general, new federal documents show.Records obtained...

Pfizer submits preliminary data to Health Canada for kids’ COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have submitted preliminary data from their trial for a COVID-19 shot for kids to Health Canada earlier than expected, the department confirmed Saturday.A formal filing of the submission for authorization of a vaccine for children is expected...

Pfizer submits preliminary data to Health Canada for kids’ COVID-19 vaccine trial

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have submitted preliminary data from their trial for a COVID-19 for kids to Health Canada earlier than expected, the department confirmed Saturday.A formal filing of the submission for authorization of a vaccine for children is expected in...

Online offers of fake documents show it’s time for a national vaccination passport: NDP critic

NDP MP Don Davies is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to act quickly to introduce a single, secure, national proof of vaccination after CBC News reported that cybercriminals are offering to sell fake Canadian provincial vaccination certificates online."If the...
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