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COVID-19 in Canada

Variants of Concern

Omicron could soon peak and hospitalizations may surge, Tam says

The Omicron variant has 'eclipsed' all previous COVID-19 waves in Canada and new modelling forecasts a 'large surge' and potential peak in new cases this month, before declining in February. The modelling data provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada also shows Canada is on track to see approximately between 100,000 and 250,000 daily infections.

The videoconference feed of Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam is seen in a interpreter’s booth during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic and the omicron variant, in Ottawa, on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Re-opening Canada

Quebec's 10 p.m. curfew will be lifted on Monday

Quebec's 10 p.m. curfew will no longer be in effect as of Monday, Jan. 17. as officials predict the province's explosive Omicron is coming to its peak. The premier also said he hopes that restaurants and other venues will be able to open in the coming weeks.

How COVID-19 Affects Me

The not-so-ugly truth about face masks and attractiveness

A study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom suggests medical masks boost a person's facial attractiveness, highlighting a possible link between face coverings and perceptions of being responsible or caring during the global public health crisis.

What's the difference between KN95 and KF94 masks?

With N95 masks in short supply and largely reserved for medical professionals and those working on the frontlines of the pandemic, a growing number of retailers are offering KN95 and KF94 masks. compares the difference between the mask models.

Your Finances

In-depth with Avis Favaro