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Quebec Premier François Legault tests positive for COVID-19, says he's feeling good

Quebec Premier François Legault tests positive for COVID-19, says he's feeling good

The 64-year-old premier will work remotely for the next five days as per public health guidelines
Legacy and language around masks will be debated long after pandemic recedes: experts

Legacy and language around masks will be debated long after pandemic recedes: experts

Evolutionary biologist Prof. Sarah Otto said not since the two-piece swimsuit was introduced over 75 years ago has such a polarized debate raged
Newfoundland and Labrador reports five deaths from COVID-19, 29 people in hospital

Newfoundland and Labrador reports five deaths from COVID-19, 29 people in hospital

Online data shows 92 people have died in the province due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began two years ago
When will feds lift COVID-19 mandates? It's complicated, minister says

When will feds lift COVID-19 mandates? It's complicated, minister says

Opposition parties have increasingly called for more transparency about how the federal government makes public health decisions under its jurisdiction
Canada's international development minister urges WHO to approve Medicago vaccine

Canada's international development minister urges WHO to approve Medicago vaccine

International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan says he wants the World Health Organization to greenlight Medicago's COVID-19 shot so it can be donated
Bump in COVID-19 cases 'not unexpected' as public health measures lifted, Tam says

Bump in COVID-19 cases 'not unexpected' as public health measures lifted, Tam says

OTTAWA — Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says increased COVID-19 transmission is "not unexpected" as public health measures are lifted and cases pick up internationally.
NACI recommends kids get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, calls Moderna suitable alternative

NACI recommends kids get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, calls Moderna suitable alternative

The Pfizer dose is preferred for the first two shots because of the potential risk of heart inflammation, known as myocarditis
Two years in, no moving on from COVID-19 for Canada's exhausted health-care workers

Two years in, no moving on from COVID-19 for Canada's exhausted health-care workers

As they face burnout, staff shortages and daunting procedural backlogs, some health workers say it isn't so easy to move on
Social norms will take time to establish as more workers head back to offices

Social norms will take time to establish as more workers head back to offices

According to a recent Amazon business survey, half of Canadian office workers say they would prefer to work mostly or completely remotely
WHO may reject Canadian-made Medicago COVID-19 vaccine because of ties to big tobacco

WHO may reject Canadian-made Medicago COVID-19 vaccine because of ties to big tobacco

The two-dose Medicago Covifenz vaccine was authorized in Canada last month for adults between 18 and 64 years old
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