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Doctor breaks down how Canada can move on from COVID-19 in the fall

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti talks about what Canada can expect from COVID-19 in the fall and whether it's time to stop following daily COVID-19 case counts. Video by Shibani Gokhale
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    Fully vaccinated? Now you can apply for the "vaccine passport"

    SINGAPORE - For those who are fully vaccinated, you can now head over to Notarise to get your HealthCerts that will enable travel in the future. You're welcome!

  • The Canadian Press

    Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “far worse.” The news prompted several other lawmakers to get quick COVID-19 tests and report their status. A handful of Senate colleagues spent part of the weekend working and socializing with the South Carolina Republican, who attended a gat

  • CBC

    Yukon reports another COVID-19 death, and 7 new cases

    Yukon health officials are reporting another death associated with COVID-19 in the territory. It's the territory's eighth death since the start of the pandemic, and the sixth since the beginning of June. A news release on Monday afternoon says the deceased person was in their 40s and was not vaccinated against COVID-19. In a statement, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley also said the person "had pre-existing conditions that contributed to their passing." "This is another tragic example of

  • The Canadian Press

    Brewers put Josh Hader on COVID-19 list after positive test

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — All-Star closer Josh Hader has joined the growing collection of Milwaukee Brewers on the COVID-19 injured list. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Hader reported contact with someone experiencing “COVID-like symptoms.” “So we tested him, and it came back positive,” Counsell said before the Brewers' Monday night game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates were also facing virus-related issues. Pittsburgh placed pitcher Chad Kuhl on the COVID-19 list after a positive test and r

  • Yahoo Life UK

    Too much TV time amid pandemic triggering short-sightedness in children, study suggests

    In the Hong Kong study, a child's average screen time rose from 2.5 to seven hours a day with the onset of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • CBC

    Quebec's test positivity rate highest since May as COVID-19 infections climb

    While the number of new COVID-19 cases in Quebec remains low when compared to the peak of the third wave, the test positivity rate hit 1.4 per cent on Sunday. That's the highest it's been since late May, and new public health data shows infections are on the rise. Quebec has reported an average of 139 new cases a day over the past seven days, up from an average of 57 a week prior. Quebec Public Health reported 154 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and 347 new infections were identified on Friday a

  • The Canadian Press

    Quebec's COVID-19 test-positivity rate at 1.4 per cent — highest level since late May

    MONTREAL — The positivity rate for COVID-19 testing in Quebec reached 1.4 per cent on Sunday — the highest it's been since late May. New COVID-19 infections are also on the rise, according to the Health Department. Officials reported 154 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and 347 new infections identified on Friday and Saturday. Quebec has reported an average of 139 new cases a day over the past seven days, up from an average of 57 a week prior. Dr. Donald Vinh, an infectious disease specialist at the

  • The Canadian Press

    Rays keeping players, staff updated on Fla. COVID-19 surge

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are keeping players and staff updated about the surge of COVID-19 cases in Florida. Rays manager Kevin Cash said before Monday night’s game with Seattle that the team’s training staff is “pretty adamant about getting messages out and keeping people aware” of the evolving situation. “Look, we’re all concerned,” Cash said. “I think the players are very aware. We all kind of had our fingers crossed that we were going to get past this to an extent but i

  • Yahoo News

    Florida and Texas accounted for one-third of all new U.S. coronavirus cases last week, White House says

    States with low vaccination rates are driving a new coronavirus wave sweeping over the nation, with the much more transmissible Delta strain filing hospitals across the southern U.S.

  • CBC

    Potential COVID-19 exposure notice issued for July 27 flight to Charlottetown

    A potential COVID-19 exposure notice has been issued for passengers of a Tuesday, July 27 flight that landed in Charlottetown. In a news release, the Chief Public Health Office said anyone who travelled on Air Canada flight 7554 from Montreal to Charlottetown should monitor for symptoms and if any develop, they should go to a testing site. When the flight arrived, an individual had a preliminary positive test for COVID-19. The person then travelled by ground to another province and the positive

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