Visiting family for the holidays? How to stay safe amid rising COVID, flu and RSV cases  – National

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Canada as compared to previous years when COVID-19 lockdowns limited or canceled quality in-person time with loved ones. However, with viruses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and flu thrown in the mix with COVID, health experts are urging Canadians to take protective measures amidst the festivities. … Read more

Health Canada reviews RSV vaccine candidate as cases spike across country – National

As doctors worry older adults will be the next wave to become seriously ill by respiratory syncytial virus, Health Canada is reviewing a vaccine to help protect the elderly. Health Canada said it received a submission from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Oct. 25 for an RSV vaccine for adults 60 years of age and older. In … Read more

Debunked theory about MDs harmed by COVID vaccine won’t go away

On the third Sunday of July, a Toronto ear specialist and devoted father of three died after a “ridiculously unfair” bout of lung cancer, according to his obituary. The next day, a longtime neurologist who loved literature, classical music and the outdoors also died of cancer. The third doctor to die that week had a … Read more

You may still get COVID even if you’re vaccinated; watch out for these 5 symptoms

In order to dispel the misconception that people who have already been exposed to the coronavirus are immune to future infections, a recent study highlighted five frequent symptoms found in individuals who have received the coronavirus vaccination. These five symptoms, according to the UK’s ZOE COVID, are what the vaccinated people need to be alert … Read more

Will bivalent boosters work against future COVID variants? Here’s what experts say – National

Bivalent booster shots can help the human immune system recognize new COVID-19 variants, two new studies suggest, but it may not offer protection against all future strains. “When you see another variant, your immune system should be able to recognize it, whether you have been vaccinated by something related to it or you actually became … Read more

Quebec health officials to provide update on COVID-19 in province – Montreal

Quebec health officials are set to provide an update on COVID-19 in the province in a Wednesday conference. Minister of Health Christian Dubé will meet Wednesday at 1:00 pm in Montreal with the National Director of Public Health, Dr. Luc Boileau. Read more: Quebec medical specialists sounding the alarm about crumbling healthcare system Read More … Read more

Coronavirus cases: Research sheds light on an emerging parallel COVID epidemic amid new variant, lingering symptoms

LOS ANGELES — Because so many people have dealt with COVID-19 infections, many now view the virus like a common cold or flu. New research suggests that’s far from the truth. With concern over COVID waning, a parallel pandemic is emerging. “We’re still learning about the long term health effects of COVID infections,” said Los … Read more

Ontario residents 18-plus eligible for bivalent COVID-19 booster dose

Adults aged 18 years and older are now eligible to get a bivalent COVID-19 booster dose, the Ontario government says. The booster is Omicron-targeted and should offer stronger protection against the new variants. “The bivalent COVID-19 booster provides better protection against the currently circulating COVID-19 variants in Ontario,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer … Read more

Khosta-2: New Russian bat virus discovered that could infect humans and resist COVID vaccines

When SARS-CoV-2 – the virus behind COVID-19 – surfaced in China and quickly brought the entire world to a standstill, then-President Donald Trump liked to refer to it as “the Chinese virus”. Fast forward two and a half years, and US scientists are warning that a newly-discovered virus harbored by Russian horseshoe bats is also … Read more

Continuing COVID craziness shows it was never about the science

The pandemic is essentially over, right? For some, yes. For others, not so much. It was only June when unvaccinated Canadians were finally allowed to leave the country, for reasons unclear to anyone. The vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission, so how did it make sense to keep the unvaccinated behind the frozen curtain? It didn’t. But … Read more