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January 26, 2021

ICES reports on the impact of COVID-19 on Ontario Snowbirds

"Our findings suggest that snowbirds were not disproportionately impacted by the virus compared to non-travelling residents. However, as older adults, they were at a high risk of complications with nearly one in three snowbirds hospitalized following an infection." 

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Jan 26, 2021 Health & Healthcare News
Global coronavirus cases have crossed 100 million

2021-01-26 from globalnews.ca Over 100 million people around the world have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a milestone reached just over a year after COVID-19 began to take hold. The worl [...]

Jan 26, 2021 Health & Healthcare News
Racialized Canadians have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 infections in the country. Who can allay their doubts about taking the vaccine?

2021-01-26 from theglobeandmail.com Black and South Asian essential workers face some of the pandemic’s worst inequities in health care, labour and housing – and some are distrustful of t [...]

Jan 26, 2021 Health & Healthcare News
Will Canadians get to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they get?

2021-01-26 from globalnews.ca Two vaccines are already approved, two are under review, and two more are in the pipeline, making it possible that Canadians could eventually have access to at least six [...]

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Patients with serious illnesses such as cancer, advanced organ failure, dementia and COVID-19 rely on medications to alleviate suffering from uncontrolled symptoms. Numerous actual or threatened shortages of key medications used to provide palliation have been reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article explores the nature of these shortages, factors that have contributed to them and strategies to mitigate them. It calls on all levels of the healthcare system and the government to addres [...]