A Lung doctor here in the Valley is giving us a new look at some of the coronavirus's long-term effects. Chest X-rays of patients he's treated show post-Covid lungs are worse than a long-term smoker. This may even be seen in asymptomatic people. "Some people don't get sick, but some...
The Ontario government has developed a three-phase implementation plan to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians as soon as they are received. Phase One will begin on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 with a pilot project in Toronto and Ottawa which will include the vaccination of over 2,500...
The Chinese recently made public their use of anal swabs to screen patients for COVID-19. This new method of testing arrives as China is now seeing a surge in new coronavirus cases ahead of their annual Lunar New Year celebrations. The Hill reports that Chinese health care professionals only perform the...
Doctors find giant air pocket where part of man’s brain should be. After suffering from some fairly mild symptoms, one unlucky guy from Northern Ireland took a trip to the hospital, only to find out he had an apple-sized air bubble in his skull. As explained in a case report called...
The first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in New Brunswick was administered to a long-term care home resident at the Miramichi Regional Hospital Saturday morning. Pauline Gauvin, an 84-year-old Miramichi resident, received one of 1,950 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses expected to be distributed to people in the province. Gauvin said getting the...
Saskatchewan reported its highest single-day increase of COVID-19 on Saturday with 439 new cases, bringing the provincial caseload to 6,237. The majority of the new cases are in Saskatoon, the province’s north and Regina. Below is a breakdown of where the new cases are located: Far North West: 9 Far North East: 13 North...
One day after seeing its lowest daily case count in six weeks, Ottawa is seeing an uptick in the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the city. However, trends including the number of active cases and the weekly average of cases per capita continue to improve. Ottawa Public Health said...
Dutch law to make everyone organ donors unless they opt out. The Netherlands has passed a controversial new law making everyone a potential organ donor unless they specifically opt out. Similar donation laws already exist in Spain, Belgium and France. The Netherlands narrowly passed new legislation on Tuesday that will register...
Canada could be administering 3.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a week, but well into what the federal government has coined the ‘ramp-up’ phase of Canada’s vaccine rollout, the number of shots coming into Canada most weeks is still below what provinces and territories are capable of putting into arms,...
Québec health and social services minister Christian Dubé provided an update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts across Québec on April 22. The AstraZeneca vaccine is now available to Québec residents age 45 and older. People with chronic illnesses and a very high risk of complications from COVID-19 are being vaccinated in hospitals....