COVID-19 misinformation in Canada cost at least 2800 lives, $300M in hospital expenses – CBC News

COVID-19 misinformation in Canada cost at least 2800 lives, $300M in hospital expenses  CBC News Vaccine hesitancy, COVID conspiracies led to thousands of deaths, high cost for health care system, report finds  The Globe and Mail COVID-19 misinformation cost at least 2,800 lives and $300M, new report says  CBC News View Full Coverage on Google News

Queensland’s COVID protocols downgraded from amber to green, so what’s changed?

COVID-19 will continue to place significant pressure on Queensland’s health system in 2023 with more waves predicted throughout the year, the state’s Chief Health Officer John Gerrard says. As Queensland’s fourth Omicron wave recedes, Dr Gerrard said it was impossible to know whether the virus would eventually become seasonal, like the flu. “What exactly happens with … Read more

Why has China struggled to vaccinate the elderly against Covid-19? – South China Morning Post

Why has China struggled to vaccinate the elderly against Covid-19?  South China Morning Post Mainland Chinese vaccine tourists flock to Macau for mRNA Covid jabs  Financial Times Explained: Are Chinese vaccines to blame for its COVID-19 surge?  Firstpost China races to vaccinate elderly, but many are reluctant  The Washington Post View Full Coverage on Google News

COVID-19 Vaccines Halve Risk for Reinfection and Severe Disease

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For people who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection, vaccination reduces the risk for reinfection by half, compared with natural immunity alone, according to a new report. Examining data from more than 18 million people across the world, Italian researchers also … Read more

Study Links No COVID-19 Vaccination to Increased Car Crash Risk

Image: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Science has a way of presenting actual facts and connecting dots you likely didn’t see ever connecting. For instance, who would have thought to find a link between the people who decided to pass on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and traffic accidents? A recent study published in The American Journal … Read more

Queensland reopening its borders ‘seems like a lifetime ago’. How has the state fared with COVID since?

Experts have warned COVID-19 is as “serious as it ever was”, one year on from Queensland re-opening its borders. On December 13 last year, Queensland was relatively COVID free. Now the state has recorded more than 1.7 million cases. Within weeks of the border re-opening, the first wave hit Queensland. Large lines formed outside testing clinics, hospitals were stretched … Read more

“Children are dying”: Family speaks out about fallout from surge in respiratory infections

The Rotary Flames House has been a lifeline over the years for Lia Lousier and her family, but that lifeline is coming to a temporary, yet still unexpected close. Lousier’s 11-year-old son, Braeden Lousier-Hicks has Hajdu-Cheney syndrome, an extremely rare condition that affects many of his organs and bones. He’s struggled with health issues his … Read more

Experimental HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Human Trial

Above, a red AIDS awareness ribbon.Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) An experimental HIV vaccine appears to have passed its first test in humans. In a newly released study, the vaccine candidate produced the sort of immune response that scientists had been hoping for in 97% of recipients. Importantly, the vaccine also seemed to be safe and well-tolerated. … Read more

Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses wasted, says Ontario auditor general report – CBC News

Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses wasted, says Ontario auditor general report  CBC News Ontario’s real estate industry regulator is ineffective, Auditor-General says  The Globe and Mail Auditor general’s report: Ontario ignored experts in building Highway 413  CP24 Highway 3 project deemed priority despite low ranking | CTV News  CTV News Windsor View Full Coverage on Google News

Alberta premier shelves unvaccinated rights bill – CBC News

Alberta premier shelves unvaccinated rights bill  CBC News Smith’s bill to protect Alberta’s unvaccinated won’t be introduced in legislature | Globalnews.ca  Global News Alberta won’t table bill to protect unvaccinated  CTV News Edmonton Alberta premier pushes organizations to drop mandates, shelves unvaccinated rights bill  CBC.ca View Full Coverage on Google News