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Had COVID? If you're younger, one dose of vaccine might be enough
Weeks after saying COVID-19 vaccine doses could be spaced out up to four months apart , a national expert advisory group is now deliberating whether one shot alone is sufficient for people who have had COVID. Several recent small studies ...
Waiting is the hardest part: A year into the pandemic, COVID fatigue has given way to vaccine envy
Humans are complicated animals, said Eldar Shafir. Loving, mean, altruistic, egotistic. All are part of the human condition, said the Princeton University behavioural scientist. “All of it is there.” But there are subtleties, he said, which is ...
'It's a colliding disaster': Third COVID wave is underway in Ontario, advisers declare
Wave three of COVID-19 is underway in Ontario, the province’s scientific advisers have declared, and there are concerns that more people could end up in intensive care than during wave one or two. While some doctors cautioned it may be too soon ...
Study finds COVID U.K. variant 55 per cent more lethal, as ICU admissions in Ontario creep up
Yet more unnerving research is linking a fast-spreading variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 with a higher likelihood of dying. The latest findings come from a paper published Monday by the journal Nature , in which researchers ...
Green shoots of hope for a pandemic-free summer in Canada, but leaders urge caution
The warmer weather is arriving, daylight saving time returned Sunday and the exasperatingly slow vaccine rollout in Canada is sputtering to life. While acknowledging there are good reasons for optimism, and an end to the year-long COVID-19 ...
What happens after my COVID shots? Masking, social-distancing, still recommended, but some experts want different approach
With the promise of more generous supplies and millions of Canadians to be vaccinated by late spring, many are asking, “what happens after I’ve had my shots?” The official guidance from Canada’s national immunization advisory committee remains ...
The best office chairs in Canada: Improve your work-from-home space
It’s embarrassing to say that I’m writing this while I’m sitting cross-legged on the floor. This is not primary research. I’ve gone into the depths of the internet (including reading all the Reddit threads) to discover what ...
COVID-19 virus in newborn baby mutated five days after baby was born, a world first: Study
A pregnant woman with suspected COVID-19 was rushed by ambulance to Skåne University Hospital, in Malmo, Sweden, suffering from sudden severe abdominal pain. The doctors noticed that the unborn infant had an abnormally low heart rate, which can ...
Fitness: How have your workout habits changed in the last year?
The last 12 months have brought about so much change, it’s a challenge to list just how different our day-to-day is compared to this time last year. We’re working differently, shopping differently and socializing differently. We’re ...
COVID cases are falling globally but 'it's not over for anybody,' WHO official cautions
In Texas, state leaders are contemplating lifting the state-wide masking order. In cities across Latin America, they’re pleading for oxygen tanks to keep people from suffocating from COVID. The global picture of COVID is complicated. While ...