COVID-19 Infection Has More Than 50 Long-Term Effects

MADRID, Spain – Clinical experiences in approaching COVID-19 from different perspectives, results obtained by various therapeutic options and, above all, the challenges posed by a new healthcare reality – long COVID – were all the focus of a recent discussion at the 7th International Congress of the Spanish Society of Precision Health. In this forum, … Read more

COVID in kids may be mistaken for skin diseases: experts

Pediatricians are warning that some COVID-19 cases in children may be going untreated or misdiagnosed as other viruses amid a rising number of positive patients whose only symptom is a skin rash. Toronto pediatric emergency physician Dr. Dina Kulik told CTV News Channel on Tuesday she and her colleagues are seeing “a lot more” children … Read more

COVID: Reported cases highest per capita in Atlantic Canada, NWT

TORONTO – With health authorities across Canada on high alert for another wave of COVID-19 as health restrictions continue to ease, the Atlantic provinces as well as the Northwest Territories are reporting more COVID-19 cases per capita than anywhere else in Canada or the US Experts say the high case-counts in these regions is likely … Read more

COVID resurgence underway in Canada: modeling

A COVID-19 resurgence is underway in Canada, but the latest uptick in cases is not unexpected given the ongoing relaxing of restrictions, according to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam. “As of March the 31st, daily average case counts have increased by 28 per cent nationally, indicating a resurgence is underway,” Tam said Friday … Read more

COVID-19: What could a new variant look like?

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting across the country, Canadians may be feeling as though aspects of their lives are starting to return to “normal.” But experts warn that ending long-standing practices such as physical distancing and masking will not only increase transmission, but raise the chances that a new COVID-19 variant will emerge. “Every person that … Read more

Vaccine Hunters Canada says goodbye for a second time

TORONTO – Last year, Vaccine Hunters Canada launched with a mission to help as many Canadians as possible find COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Now, with more than 88 per cent of Canadians aged five and up vaccinated with at least one dose, the volunteer-run group says they’re finally wrapping up their operations. “Exactly one year to … Read more

The CDC Quietly Updates Data on Child COVID Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control has quietly changed it’s data representing the number of children who died from Wuhan coronavirus. ** Correction with updated numbers. The CDC may have removed closer to 70k deaths. Difficult to tell exacts as prior data has been removed. – Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) March 17, 2022 CDC Data … Read more

COVID travel rules: What to know as Canada lifts pre-entry test

As of April 1, fully vaccinated travelers will no longer need to provide a negative pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Eliminating the testing requirement, which was announced by the federal government on Thursday, is something that travel and tourism organizations have been calling for, arguing that the requirement … Read more

COVID: The benefit of fourth doses for at-risk groups

Those who are over the age of 60 or immunocompromised are especially at risk for severe COVID-19 disease. As provinces across Canada ease more of their pandemic-related restrictions, there are concerns that COVID-19 transmission could increase, which may lead to a rise in infections, especially among those most vulnerable. Public health officials and experts continue … Read more

Will mask wearing soon be seen as a political statement in Canada?

As provinces remove mask mandates across much of the country, experts say choosing to wear a face covering could be seen as a political statement, with the responsibility to protect Canadians against COVID-19 shifting to individual responsibility rather than a collective effort guided by public health measures. Kerry Bowman, a bioethicist and assistant professor at … Read more