The Maitre d’ Will Take Your Temperature Now

Fever checks are becoming de rigueur in many workplaces and restaurants, even though federal health officials say they are of limited value. By Roni Caryn Rabin In recent weeks, a new cadre of gatekeepers armed with thermometer guns has appeared at the entrances of hospitals, office buildings and manufacturing plants to screen out feverish individuals who may carry the coronavirus. […]

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Coronavirus testing system ‘falling over’

People across England have told BBC News they are struggling to access coronavirus tests. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said last week that no-one should have to travel more than 75 miles for a test, after the BBC revealed some were being sent hundreds of miles away. But dozens have now reported being unable to book a swab at all. The […]

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JBS fined $15,000 by OSHA for failing to protect Greeley plant workers from COVID-19

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will fine JBS USA more than $15,000 for failing to protect employees at its Greeley plant from COVID-19 after six workers died and nearly 300 were infected with the virus, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday evening. A seventh person who worked at JBS’s corporate offices in Greeley also died from the coronavirus […]

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How COVID-19 is spread: Talking, breathing bigger concern than thought

When COVID-19 reached the United States earlier this year, much of what we were told to do to stay safe, like washing our hands frequently and standing six feet apart, was based on the idea that the virus primarily spread through droplets people coughed or sneezed out. Now, consensus is increasing in the scientific community that droplets aren’t the only […]

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New CAMH campaign aims to change Canadian suicide statistics

It’s the most severe outcome of mental illness and for most of us, it’s not easy to talk about suicide. In Canada, 11 people die by suicide every day. That’s 4,000 people every year. Thursday is World Suicide Prevention Day, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health launched the “Not Suicide, Not Today” campaign. CAMH, which is Canada’s largest […]

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How close to developing a vaccine are we?

Coronavirus still poses a significant threat, but there are no vaccines proven to protect the body against the disease it causes – Covid-19. But by the end of the year, there could be at least half a dozen different coronavirus vaccines in clinical trials, including one being developed by University of Oxford that is already in an advanced stage of […]

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Immigrants, refugees make up almost half of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases: report

A new report has found that immigrants, refugees and other newcomers made up 43.5 per cent of all COVID-19 cases in Ontario as of mid-June, despite those groups representing just over 25 per cent of the province’s population. The report also found that testing rates were lower for immigrants and refugees when compared to Canadian-born and long-term residents, with the […]

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Ontario pauses loosening of coronavirus restrictions amid concern over uptick in cases

Ontario is taking a four-week pause in further loosening coronavirus-related restrictions amid a recent uptick in cases. Health Minister Christine Elliott made the announcement during a press conference Tuesday. “The latest trends in numbers have raised some concern, especially as we begin to reopen schools and post-secondary institutions,” Elliott said. “That is why, based on the advice of the chief […]

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Bold hopes for coronavirus antibody tests still unfulfilled – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — At the height of the coronavirus lockdown, President Donald Trump and his top health advisers trumpeted a new test that would help Americans reclaim their lives — one that would tell them if they already had the virus and were protected from getting it again. Their arrival would help “get Americans back to work” by showing those who […]

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