Although COVID-19 cases are climbing to astronomical new heights, the death rate in Canada is not rising at the same rate, something experts explain is due to a combination of younger patients, public health measures and the lessons doctors have learned from a year of battling the virus.
Canada has been seeing its highest COVID-19 numbers since January this past week, in what experts suggest is due to a combination of the spreading of variants, provinces reopening too early, and hospitals that are still recovering from the second wave.
The country's chief public health officer says given COVID-19 variants are no longer unique to specific countries and are spreading quickly across the globe, Canada is sticking by its universal approach to travel restrictions.
The antiviral drug remdesivir appears to be as safe and effective for use in children with COVID-19 as in adults, according to the largest study to date of children with severe COVID-19 who received the drug.
Brazil is seeing a drop in COVID-19 cases including in the hard-hit Amazon region but the relaxation of measures by some municipal governments could bring reversal in that improvement, the Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa Etienne warned on Wednesday.
Canada's chief public health officer says new information on COVID-19 and variants prompted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to suddenly cancel its planned announcement on who should get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Scrolling through social media for COVID-19 updates has become a precarious activity for some Canadians, with news of the worsening pandemic becoming harder to escape. More than a year into the COVID-19 crisis, many are wondering: How much more bad news can we take?