NL reports 26 new cases of COVID-19 as province focuses on protecting seniors from new variant

Newfoundland and Labrador reported 26 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday – including the nine cases announced on Friday evening. The province has also reported only one new recovery in the Western Health Region, meaning there are 285 active cases province-wide. In the last day, 1,618 people have been tested, for a total of 89,065 since the start of […]

COVID-19 variant puts NL back on lockdown; in-person voting suspended

Newfoundland and Labrador is now grappling with a “worrying variant” of COVID-19, responsible for this week’s massive outbreak in the capital. In an emergency briefing Friday night – the second time officials have addressed the province in a day – Dr Janice Fitzgerald, the province’s chief medical officer, said tests confirmed the widespread presence of variant B117. B117 was first […]

Netherlands records 50 new cases of COVID-19, as visitor restrictions tighten for senior citizens’ residences

The best doctor in Newfoundland and Labrador announced 50 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, during a blitz week that crippled the St. John’s subway. Schools and non-essential businesses in the capital and surrounding municipalities were closed Thursday to regain control of this week’s spiraling epidemic, forcing nearly half of the province’s population to enter its second lockdown since last […]

More Pfizer photos to arrive in Q2 than originally planned: Trudeau

Canada Expected to Receive More Doses of Pfizer in Next Quarter than Planned; a promising development for a country struggling with vaccine shortages for weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. The pharmaceutical giant will deliver 10.8 million shots between April and June as the manufacturing supply chain stabilizes after a volatile start to the year, the prime minister added. […]

Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World on Friday

The last: Los Angeles is temporarily shutting down five mass vaccination sites, including Dodger Stadium, for lack of supplies, as hard-hit California faces constant criticism over the vaccine rollout. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city would deplete its supply of first doses of Moderna – two are needed for a full vaccination – forcing it to close drive-through and walk-in […]

Roche’s arthritis drug cuts death toll in hospital patients with COVID-19

Roche’s arthritis drug tocilizumab reduces the risk of death in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, also shortening recovery time and reducing the need for mechanical ventilation, the results showed a great deal. test Thursday. The results – from the UK-based RECOVERY trial, which has been testing a range of potential treatments for COVID-19 since March 2020 – is expected to […]

Manitoba signs deal to purchase Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine that has just started human clinical trials

Manitoba has purchased two million doses of a Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine on the condition that it is approved for use in Canada and is delivered by the end of the year. The province has reached a “preliminary agreement” to purchase a vaccine under development by Providence Therapeutics, a Toronto-based biotechnology company, which has just started submitting its product to human […]

Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World Thursday

The last: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany failed to act quickly enough last fall to prevent a second rise in coronavirus infections. “We haven’t shut down public life early enough or consistently enough amid signs of a second wave and warnings from various scientists,” she told lawmakers on Thursday. Merkel and the governors of Germany’s 16 states agreed on Wednesday […]

Clinical Trials Begin in Halifax for USask’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Clinical trials have started for another COVID-19 vaccine candidate made in Canada, with three people receiving an initial dose on Wednesday. The Canadian Immunization Center says the first of 108 healthy adult volunteers received injections in Halifax. The placebo-controlled study will administer two doses to each volunteer, 28 days apart. “It’s a product of Canadian science, so that bodes well […]

Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 ready for use despite questions about variants, WHO panel says

The Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and is expected to be widely deployed, including in countries where the coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa could reduce its effectiveness, a panel of the World Health Organization. In intermediate recommendations In the photo, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) said the vaccine should be given in […]