India expands its COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid rise in new cases – National

India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. Among the first to be inoculated on Monday was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Those now eligible to be vaccinated include people older than 60, as […]

COVID-19 lockdowns or spring break: provinces split on next steps against pandemic – National

Canada’s COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break complete with some activities meant to ease the monotony of life during a global pandemic. Prince Edward Island announced it was entering a 72-hour […]

Up to 6 cases of Manaus coronavirus variant identified in U.K., health officials say – National

By William Schomberg Reuters Posted February 28, 2021 12:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in […]

Fauci says 3 approved COVID-19 vaccines ‘really quite good,’ urges public to accept shots – National

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said on Sunday he would take the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, as he encouraged Americans to accept any of the three approved shots. “All three of them are really quite good, and people should take the one that’s most available to them. […]

USask research says medicine needs to be more inclusive

A University of Saskatchewan researcher says the solution can also be the problem. Manuela Valle-Castro is the director of the USask College of Medicine social accountability division, where she works to strip away the racist, sexist and classist beliefs ingrained in the medical field by the only people allowed to practice medicine for hundreds […]

There’s no ‘best’ vaccine, expert says as Canada OKs AstraZeneca shots – National

Vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford have now been approved in Canada.  While Canadians may not get a choice about which COVID-19 vaccine to take, all three offer protection against severe illness, according to experts. “All of these vaccines are good,” Dr. Bradly Wouters, executive vice-president of science and research at the University Health […]

U.S. House narrowly passes Biden’s $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill, clearing 1st hurdle – National

U.S. President Joe Biden scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challenges to their hopes of using the bill to raise the minimum wage. Democrats who control the chamber passed the sweeping measure by a mostly party-line vote of […]

Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints against mining companies

WARNING: This story contains elements that may be disturbing to some audiences. Claudiana dos Santos has a nebulizer at her home in Itapicuru, a community in Bahia, Brazil, that sits near a major gold mine. “People in the community look for me a lot,” dos Santos, 36, said in an interview with Global News through […]

A 3rd dose of Pfizer? Company testing booster of COVID-19 vaccine in new trial – National

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune response against new variants of the virus. They are also in talks with regulatory authorities about testing a vaccine modified to protect specifically against the highly transmissible new variant found in […]

COVID-19: Calgary company builds ICUs, vaccination pods to ship around the world

Pivoting during the COVID-19 pandemic is a matter of survival for so many Canadian companies, and for one Calgary business, the pivot is helping people around the world survive the pandemic. The people at Falkbuilt are old hands at turning out pre-made components to be assembled onsite for commercial clients. Since COVID-19 hit, they’ve […]