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Reports say China aiming for less disruptive COVID policies

Reports say China aiming for less disruptive COVID policies

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials are trying to quell an outcry over the death of a 3-year-old boy from a quarantined residential compound that added to public anger at anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes.
Pfizer study says updated COVID boosters rev up protection

Pfizer study says updated COVID boosters rev up protection

Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 booster significantly revved up adults’ virus-fighting antibodies, the company said Friday, releasing early findings from a rigorous study of the new shots.
Quebec drops mandatory five-day isolation for those who test positive for COVID-19

Quebec drops mandatory five-day isolation for those who test positive for COVID-19

Quebec is dropping the mandatory five-day isolation period for those who test postive for COVID-19, even as the province's public health director urges people to take precautions to avoid seasonal viruses. Dr.
Health Canada authorizes updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine

Health Canada authorizes updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine

OTTAWA — Health Canada has authorized an updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine. The new bivalent shot targets the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants and is meant to be used as a booster dose for those aged 18 years and older.

Growth in health spending to slow down in 2022 after pandemic surge: CIHI report

The growth in health spending seen during the first two years of the pandemic will slow dramatically in 2022, predicts a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The total health spending in Canada is still expected to rise by 0.
'Pandemic of suffering:' Manitoba chiefs press governments to fund regional hospital

'Pandemic of suffering:' Manitoba chiefs press governments to fund regional hospital

WINNIPEG — Chiefs of four remote First Nations in northeastern Manitoba are calling for the provincial and federal governments to build a health facility that can treat ongoing mental health andaddictioncrises for their growing populations.
Ontario's top doc weighs bad upcoming flu season in decision on mask recommendations

Ontario's top doc weighs bad upcoming flu season in decision on mask recommendations

TORONTO — The "triple threat" of a bad flu season, COVID-19 and the resurgence of a childhood viral illness is putting a strain on the health system, Ontario's top doctor said Wednesday,with a decision on masking recommendations possibly coming in a

COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

QUÉBEC CITY, Nov.

Information about COVID-19 at Bowden Institution

INNISFAIL, AB, Nov. 2, 2022 /CNW/ - The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that six inmates at Bowden Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in theft of $1.2M in COVID-19 aid

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in theft of $1.2M in COVID-19 aid

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut state representative pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with the theft of more than $1.
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