CVS Health plans to contact Americans living in underserved communities to help them schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments amid signs that white people are getting the free vaccine at higher rates than Black Americans. The drugstore chain said Friday that it will call, email and text-message people living in what the...
Drugstore chain Walgreens, and healthcare company Aegis Sciences Corp. are extending their relationship to perform fast and accurate COVID-19 diagnostic testing as Walgreens further expands COVID-19 drive-thru testing nationwide. The drive-thru locations are part of Walgreens' collaboration with the administration, federal health agencies, as well as state and local authorities...
Saskatchewan reported 146 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, along with three more deaths and 227 recoveries. There are 172 people in hospital, 19 are in the ICU. There were 2,403 doses of COVID-19 vaccine given across the province on Thursday. The province continues to recommend against all non-essential travel. The government said...
Three more cases of the B117 coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K. have been identified in Manitoba. All three are linked to international travel and have since recovered, deputy chief provincial public health officer Dr. Jazz Atwal said at a Friday afternoon news conference. Their close contacts ranged from four...
Shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine are hitting major pharmacies across the nation as the government works to inoculate more Americans. Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced it was moving to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, freeing up more doses for states and beginning to distribute them to retail pharmacies. https://twitter.com/cvspharmacy/status/1359155112028106766? The...
New Brunswick has lost another resident to underlying complications related to COVID-19, Dr. Jennifer Russell reported Tuesday. The individual was a resident of Edmundston's Manoir Belle Vue, which has seen 86 cases of COVID-19, and was between the ages of 80 and 89, Russell said at a live-streamed update. There have...
Ontario on Sunday reported 981 new COVID-19 cases and 42 new deaths, bringing those totals to 285,868 and 6,693, respectively, since January 2020. Peel, York and Toronto remained the province’s worst-hit areas, with 209, 171 and 122 new cases, respectively, reported in the 24-hour period ending Saturday afternoon. The province also...
Manitoba public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported Sunday. The deaths include: A man in his 70s from the Interlake-Eastern health region linked to the outbreak at Kin Place Personal Care Home A woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region A woman in her...
U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday reported the results of a lab experiment that spaced two artificial heads 6 feet from...
One third (35%) of people who took a new drug for treating obesity lost more than one-fifth (greater than or equal to 20%) of their total body weight, according to a major global study involving UCL researchers. The findings from the large-scale international trial, published today in the New England...