People develop protective antibodies after having COVID-19, but how long do they last?

A month after testing positive for COVID-19, a group of people with mild infections had protective antibodies in their blood, a new study has found. The study, whose findings should be interpreted with caution as it has not yet been peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal, followed a group of 160 hospital staff in France who had tested positive […]

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Kids in foster care endure long separations, while the rest of Canada reopens

Children in Canada’s foster care homes have gone weeks without being able to see their parents in person and plans for safe reunions are still uncertain, according to child protection lawyers, even as stores, hair salons and some day care centers begin to reopen. Provincial governments, which suspended most visits in late March and early April to fight the spread […]

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WHO pauses hydroxychloroquine coronavirus trial over safety concerns

The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the malaria drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking — from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments, saying that its experts need to review all available evidence to date. In a press briefing, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in light of a paper […]

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404 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths in Ontario as total cases reach 25,904

Ontario reported 404 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 25,904 cases. The death toll has risen to 2,102 as 29 more deaths were reported. Meanwhile, 19,698 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 76 per cent of cases. Ontario has completed 619,539 tests so far for the virus. […]

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New coronavirus death reported in London-Middlesex, 4 more cases confirmed

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) says another person in London-Middlesex has died due to the novel coronavirus. They say the deceased is a woman in her 80s, and her death is associated with a retirement home. In addition, four new COVID-19 cases were confirmed locally Sunday, with no new recoveries. The total number of coronavirus cases in the area now […]

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Doctors answer call in Saskatchewan, applying for emergency licences during pandemic

Physicians have answered the call and returned to practice medicine in Saskatchewan since the novel coronavirus pandemic struck. Back in March, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan made a declaration of an emergency to expedite licensing and ensure there were no barriers to those who come forward to assist the health-care system. As of May 22, 20 emergency […]

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Expect a new normal when gyms given OK to open amid coronavirus: Manitoba Fitness Council

Manitoba gym owners and gym users rejoiced at this week’s news that provincial health officials are looking at lifting some restrictions placed on fitness centres during the COVID-19 outbreak. But as gym owners await word on when they can reopen, the executive director of the Manitoba Fitness Council warns gym goers not to expect a return to normal when it […]

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Coronavirus: Quebec presents school reopening scenarios for the fall

The Quebec government released a working plan of two scenarios for safely bringing kids back to school in September. The document, drafted by the province’s ministry of education, presented two possible versions of events. In the first scenario, classes would resume full-time for 100 per cent of elementary and high school students and regular rations would be in place. Officials, […]

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