Ontario woman and young son ‘crammed like sardines’ for hours at airport now infected with COVID-19 | CTV News

TORONTO — A fully vaccinated Ontario woman says she and her son were “crammed like sardines” inside the Toronto airport after returning from a trip and have now become infected with COVID-19. Maya Castle travelled to Fort Myers, Fla., earlier this month with her seven-year-old son so she could visit her parents, but says they … Read more

Coronavirus: Majority of Canadians support mandatory vaccinations: Nanos survey | CTV News

OTTAWA — More than half of Canadians agree with mandatory vaccinations for people who can be vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19 variants, according to a new poll from Nanos Research. The poll, commissioned by CTV News, shows 53 per cent support the premise, another 21 per cent somewhat support it, while 16 per … Read more

Coronavirus: Canada extends pandemic benefits through to Oct. 23 | CTV News

OTTAWA — The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date. The decision means that wage and rent subsidies for businesses, and income support for … Read more

Alberta to eliminate COVID-19 quarantine rules as cases rise among the unvaccinated | CTV News

EDMONTON — Alberta is lifting much of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions in the coming days as the disease continues to infect unvaccinated Albertans. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, in her first appearance since June 29, said the province will shift its public health response and lift a number of measures related to … Read more

COVID-19 linked to ‘significant’ drop in intelligence: research | CTV News

TORONTO — Individuals who recovered from COVID-19, including those who no longer had symptoms, exhibited significant “cognitive deficits,” according to a large study out of the U.K. The research, conducted by academics from Imperial College London, Kings College and the Universities of Cambridge, Southampton and Chicago, aimed to find out how COVID-19 affected mental health … Read more

Six people injected with saline instead of COVID-19 vaccine at Ontario clinic in June | CTV News

TORONTO — More than 200 people are being contacted to repeat their COVID-19 vaccinations because some who attended an immunization clinic in the Niagara region were injected with a saline solution instead of the shot. Niagara Region Public Health said Tuesday that six people were injected with the harmless saline substance on June 16 at … Read more

Coronavirus: Unvaccinated people are ‘variant factories,’ infectious diseases expert says | CTV News

Unvaccinated people do more than merely risk their own health. They’re also a risk to everyone if they become infected with coronavirus, infectious disease specialists say. That’s because the only source of new coronavirus variants is the body of an infected person. “Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the … Read more

Coronavirus: Public Health Agency of Canada releases graph on what fully vaccinated can do | CTV News

OTTAWA — Canadians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can hug each other, attend barbecues and have a small group of friends over for dinner without wearing a mask or staying apart, but might still want to protect themselves at crowded concerts, sports events or house parties, public health officials say. The Public Health Agency … Read more

Coronavirus: Canada lifting restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers starting in two weeks | CTV News

OTTAWA — Canada will be lifting most international travel restrictions for Canadians, permanent residents, and certain foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated, allowing those eligible to travel to do so with more ease, starting in early July. Effective July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT travellers who are currently able to enter Canada under the existing … Read more

Coronavirus: Canada to unveil travel rules for fully vaccinated citizens, permanent residents | CTV News

OTTAWA — Canada is set to detail what quarantine rules citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will soon have to follow when entering the country. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said last week that “measures” would be announced today that will apply to immunized Canadians, as well as … Read more