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 expensesCBC News Vaccine hesitancy, COVID conspiracies led to thousands of deaths, high cost for health care system, report findsThe Globe and Mail COVID-19 misinformation cost at least 2,800 lives and $300M, new report saysCBC 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 … 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 probably 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 … 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 unexpectedly 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 kind 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 reportCBC News Ontario’s real estate industry regulator is ineffective, Auditor-General saysThe Globe and Mail Auditor general’s report: Ontario ignored experts in building Highway 413CP24 Postcode discrimination: Ontario auditor general highlights auto insurance disparities | Globalnews.caGlobal News View Full Coverage on Google News

Alberta premier shelves unvaccinated rights bill – CBC News

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

Victorian man filmed kicking a dog during COVID protests hit with $9,000 fine and 12-month probation

A Victorian man who claimed he was acting in self-defense when he brutally kicked a dog during Melbourne’s violent construction protests against COVID rules has managed to avoid jail. Key points: Stipo Cicak is captured on video footage kicking a dog during a 2021 protest Cicak said he went into “panic mode” upon seeing the … Read more