Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral treatment

Health Canada has approved Pfizer's COVID-19 therapeutic for use in adults 18 and older, paving the way for the distribution of a potentially lifesaving drug at a time when the country's hospitals are overwhelmed.Pfizer's Paxlovid is an oral antiviral treatment prescribed by...

Doctors say claim that China’s 1st Omicron case came from Canada isn’t based on science

Doctors say an allegation out of Beijing that China's first Omicron case may be linked to mail received from Toronto should be treated with deep skepticism.Chinese health authorities said earlier Monday that a case of Omicron in Beijing may have spread from...

Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 therapeutic

Health Canada has approved Pfizer's COVID-19 therapeutic, paving the way for the distribution of this potentially lifesaving drug at a time when the country's hospitals are overwhelmed. Dr. Supriya Sharma, the health regulator's chief medical adviser, will speak to the...

Health Canada expected to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 therapeutic today: sources

Health Canada is expected to approve Pfizer's COVID-19 therapeutic today for use in this country, sources told CBC News and Radio-Canada. Dr. Supriya Sharma, the health regulator's chief medical adviser, will speak to the media at 11 a.m. ET. CBCNews.ca...

Federal modelling suggests ‘very intense’ Omicron surge within weeks

New modelling released today by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) suggests the highly transmissible Omicron variant will push hospital admissions to "extremely high levels" in the coming weeks as case counts reach levels never before seen in this...

A tax on the unvaxxed would be legally and ethically questionable — even if it worked

The pandemic is now in its 23rd month and a highly contagious new variant is running rampant. Safe and effective vaccines are readily available and unvaccinated citizens are contributing disproportionately to a medical crisis that makes life harder and more...

Ready or not, a new debate about the future of health care has begun

In a year-end interview with the CBC's Rosemary Barton last month, the prime minister restated his view that a "long-term conversation about increasing funding to health care" should happen "when the pandemic's over."A few weeks later, with the Omicron variant spreading...

Ottawa says 140 million more rapid tests heading to the provinces, territories this month

The federal government said today an additional 140 million rapid tests will be delivered to provinces and territories this month. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said the government is now in the process of delivering the tests, which will be allocated to...

Ottawa says 140 million rapid tests heading to the provinces, territories this month

The federal government said today an additional 140 million rapid tests will be delivered to provinces and territories this month. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said the government is now in the process of delivering the tests, which will be allocated to...

Trudeau calls on Canadians to ‘starve’ Omicron by following public health guidance over the winter

While he admits the public's willingness to follow public health measures may be waning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asking Canadians to stay focused on preventing the Omicron variant from ruining the coming winter and spring."Omicron doesn't care if we're tired of restrictions," Trudeau...
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