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Omicron hospitalization risk roughly one third of Delta variant, U.K. data shows

The risk of hospitalization with the Omicron COVID-19 variant is about one-third that of the Delta variant, according to British analysis of more than...

Ontario reports record number of new COVID cases with more than 16,700 infections

Ontario is reporting more than 16,700 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There were 16,713 new infections reported, setting a single-day record for COVID cases in Ontario...

Hospitalizations are rising thanks to Omicron, but future impact is uncertain: experts

Unprecedented levels of COVID-19 across Canada are driving hospitalizations as well and once again threatening many provincial health-care systems. Yet experts say it’s too soon...

Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 pill approved by U.K. regulators

Great Britain has approved Pfizer‘s COVID-19 pill for patients over the age of 18 years who have mild to moderate infection and are at...

Canadian cities cancel New Year’s Eve parties as celebrations move online

Canada’s major cities are set to ring in the New Year with more of a gentle chime than a resounding clang, with many official...

Provinces adjust COVID-19 restrictions as Omicron variant continues surge

With the relentless surge of the Omicron variant now pushing COVID-19 case numbers to new highs almost daily, governments across Canada are fighting back...

Applications open for $300-a-week COVID-19 benefit in most provinces and territories

Applications are now open for the expanded Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, the government said Thursday after adding most provinces and territories to the eligibility...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine causes mostly mild side effects in kids: CDC

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine caused mostly mild side effects in children aged five to 11 years, according to data published by...

Trump’s comments touting COVID-19 vaccines spark anger among his loyal supporters

Former Republican President Donald Trump’s recent comments touting COVID-19 vaccines as safe and a major achievement of his presidency have roiled extreme anti-vaxers, which include...

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