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COVID came with career setbacks for many 2020 postsecondary grads: StatCan – National

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic came with career setbacks for many Canadians who graduated from postsecondary schools that year, new data shows. Statistics Canada on Friday released its study, “The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the postsecondary graduating class of 2020,” which paints a picture of what was …

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Canada enters 5th year of COVID-19. Are we falling short in treatment? – National

As Canada enters its fifth year navigating COVID-19, some experts and advocates are worried treatment options for the virus remain disappointingly inadequate. Despite significant strides in understanding the virus, Jennifer Hulme, a 42-year-old emergency physician at the University Health Network in Toronto, says many Canadians suffering from long-term COVID-19 are …

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COVID-19 still lacks ‘seasonality’ 4 years later, Tam warns

As cold and flu season unfolds in Canada, a rise in COVID-19 cases is also happening across many provinces, most notably in Ontario and Quebec. Despite the spike in COVID-19 cases alongside other respiratory illnesses such as influenza, a discernible seasonal pattern has yet to be established, warned Dr. Theresa …

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COVID test supplier received billions in pandemic contracts after submitting edited results

A rapid test importer landed an estimated $2 billion in federal contracts in 2021 and 2022, despite giving regulators incomplete data about its product’s accuracy, Global News has found. A year-long investigation into federal procurement revealed that BTNX, a small rapid test supplier based outside Toronto, deleted dozens of specimens, …

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‘It’s here’: COVID subvariant HV.1 growing in Canada. What to know so far – National

A new COVID-19 subvariant called HV.1 is gaining traction across Canada, but whether or not it is more contagious than past variants remains to be seen, according to health experts. HV.1, a subvariant of Omicron, is one of the only lineage groups showing consistent growth in the country, according to …

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Ontario residents 6 months or older can now get COVID 19 vaccines and flu shots

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 30, 2023 6:27 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO — Ontario residents who are six months and older will be able to receive their free flu shot and an updated COVID-19 vaccine starting today. Health Minister Sylvia Jones says …

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Manitoba advises preventive measures as flu season begins amid health-care recovery – Winnipeg

Flu and cold season is well underway in Manitoba and as the province still grapples with a struggling health-care system, experts are urging people to try and reduce transmission. “Washing our hands, physically distancing as we’re able, staying home when we’re sick — those are all things that we can …

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COVID-19 passports did little to convince people to get vaccinated in Quebec, Ontario: study

COVID-19 vaccine passports in Quebec and Ontario did little to convince the unvaccinated to get the jab and did not significantly reduce inequalities in vaccination coverage, a new peer-reviewed study has found. The passports, which forced people to show proof of vaccination to enter places such as bars and restaurants, …

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Here’s how to get COVID-19, flu shots in Toronto this fall season – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Toronto Public Health said it is launching its “fight the flu and COVID-19” vaccination campaign this fall season “in anticipation of a surge in respiratory illnesses.” In a press release on Tuesday, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said it is now offering COVID-19 …

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Eating disorder rates jumped ‘significantly’ among adolescents amid COVID: study

Eating disorders requiring hospital care increased “significantly” among children and teenagers in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Tuesday revealed that emergency department visits and hospitalizations for eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa …

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