Deaths and hospitalizations linked to the drop in COVID-19 in Quebec – Montreal

Deaths and hospitalizations linked to the drop in COVID-19 in Quebec – Montreal

Through Staff The Canadian Press Published on January 23, 2022 at 12:59 p.m. Smaller font Decrease article font size –A Bigger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec is reporting a significant drop in COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday, with the 33 recorded in the past 24 hours representing a drop of more than 50% from … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: FDA Considers Restriction of Permits for Certain Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

COVID Omicron Updates: FDA Considers Restriction of Permits for Certain Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

NEW YORK (WABC) – Federal regulators are considering restricting the authorization of certain monoclonal antibody therapies that have not been shown to be effective against omicron variants of the coronavirus, a decision-making source told CNN. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may decide in the coming days to take action to curb the use of … Read more

Toronto to distribute rapid COVID-19 test kits to child care providers – National

Toronto to distribute rapid COVID-19 test kits to child care providers – National

The City of Toronto has announced that it will distribute rapid COVID-19 antigen tests to licensed child care programs in the community. In a news release on Tuesday, the city said it was working with the provincial government to distribute the tests. According to the city, two test kits will be allocated per staff member … Read more

Quebec returns to in-person classes this week, but parents decry lack of safety measures – Montreal

Quebec returns to in-person classes this week, but parents decry lack of safety measures – Montreal

Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to resume in-person learning across Quebec this week, but parents say they worry the province hasn’t done enough to keep classrooms safe amid the virulent fifth wave of COVID-19. Premier Francois Legault announced last week that he would proceed with a plan to reopen schools to … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: Variant may decline rapidly in the United States

COVID Omicron Updates: Variant may decline rapidly in the United States

NEW YORK (WABC) – Researchers are seeing signals that the alarming omicron wave of COVID-19 may have peaked in the UK and is doing so in the United States, allowing cases to begin to decline dramatically. Cause: The variant has proven so wildly contagious that it may already be running out of infectious people, just … Read more

COVID-19: Quebec reports 44 deaths as hospitalizations climb to 2,296 – Montreal

COVID-19: Quebec reports 44 deaths as hospitalizations climb to 2,296 – Montreal

Quebec reports 44 deaths linked to COVID-19 on Saturday and 163 more people admitted to hospital, for a total of 2,296. This is the highest daily death toll for almost a year. READ MORE: Omicron FAQ: Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 variant The sharp increase from the previous day, when health officials … Read more

Quebec says 20,000 healthcare workers lost their jobs due to COVID-19 as hospitalizations hit record levels

Quebec says 20,000 healthcare workers lost their jobs due to COVID-19 as hospitalizations hit record levels

Quebec announced on Thursday new public health measures to encourage unvaccinated Quebecers to be vaccinated for the first time against COVID-19. As of January 18, a vaccine passport will be required to access SAQ and SQDC stores that sell alcohol and cannabis products. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé made the announcement in Montreal as hospitalizations … Read more

Alberta Kindergarten to Grade 12 students to return to class on January 10 amid record number of new COVID-19 cases

Alberta Kindergarten to Grade 12 students to return to class on January 10 amid record number of new COVID-19 cases

On the same day that Alberta set new daily records for new COVID-19 infections and positivity rates, the Minister of Education and the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that kindergarten children in grade 12 would return to in-person learning next week. “Experts across Canada and around the world continue to emphasize the importance … Read more

Manitoba biased COVID-19 case, test numbers still worth watching: epidemiologists – Winnipeg

Manitoba biased COVID-19 case, test numbers still worth watching: epidemiologists – Winnipeg

Manitoba health officials have warned that some recent COVID-19 numbers are likely skewed by delays in testing and changes in how testing is done, but epidemiologists say that doesn’t mean we should ignore the data. Last week, Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr Brent Roussin said the record number of daily cases was likely an … Read more

Montreal police fined $ 57 for protesting curfew order – Montreal

Montreal police fined $ 57 for protesting curfew order – Montreal

Through Staff The Canadian Press Posted Jan. 2, 2022, 1:58 p.m. Smaller font Decrease the font size of articles –A Larger font Increase the font size of articles A+ Montreal police said 57 people had been ticketed and one was arrested during a protest against the provincial COVID-19 curfew in Quebec on Saturday evening. A … Read more