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Is Alberta in for a summer COVID-19 surge? Scientists say an uptick likely within months

  • A B.C. scientist is warning that while Alberta's sixth COVID-19 wave is receding, the province could be in for another COVID-19 surge this summer. Alberta's COVID indicators, including hospitalizations, deaths, and positivity rates all continue to drop. But, at the same time, some more transmissible Omicron subvariants are showing signs of growing. Canada's chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, noted in a tweet Friday that the overall proportion of BA.4 and BA.5 cases is rising in the co

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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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