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China's claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as 'ludicrous'

China's claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as 'ludicrous'

A University of Ottawa China expert says it is ludicrous to suggest it could have survived on an envelope or a package that had travelled such a distance through international mail
Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

Canada has purchased one million courses for delivery in 2022
Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

The agency authorized Paxlovid for adult patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 who are also at high risk of becoming more seriously ill
Canada's public health leaders navigate choppy waters as pandemic drags on

Canada's public health leaders navigate choppy waters as pandemic drags on

The abrupt departure of Quebec’s public health director last week was further evidence of the rocky road being navigated by the country's chief medical officers
Military launches formal proceedings against more than 900 unvaccinated troops

Military launches formal proceedings against more than 900 unvaccinated troops

Last month, the Federal Court dismissed a request from several Armed Forces members to stop the military from forcing them to get vaccinated
P.E.I. health officials report 225 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations stable

P.E.I. health officials report 225 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations stable

There are now 1,994 active cases on the Island, which has seen an average of 199 new cases a day over the last week
Omicron making life difficult for mathematicians trying to track COVID-19

Omicron making life difficult for mathematicians trying to track COVID-19

Everything from who gets tested to who's most likely to contract the virus has changed with the latest wave of the pandemic
Some nurses still don't have proper COVID-19 personal protective equipment: union

Some nurses still don't have proper COVID-19 personal protective equipment: union

Different hospitals seem to be taking different approaches when it comes to providing PPE to nurses
Health Canada seven to 10 days from decision on Pfizer antiviral drug

Health Canada seven to 10 days from decision on Pfizer antiviral drug

Canada has a contract to buy one million doses of Paxlovid
Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew Monday, extend vaccine passport to big box retail

Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew Monday, extend vaccine passport to big box retail

Quebec reported 45 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus on Thursday and a rise of 117 COVID-19-related hospitalizations
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