Lagging behind in vaccination rates, experts say Canada does not have the ‘same urgency’ in its distribution as Israel and the United States. Continue reading
National Online Health Reporter
Saba Aziz is a national online journalist, focusing on health. She is based in Toronto.
Previously, she worked at Al Jazeera English, covering a wide range of topics and regions from the Middle East, South Asia, to women’s rights and the coronavirus pandemic.
She has written extensively about sports and covered major international sports events in Qatar (including the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup).
Some Canadian provinces are extending the time between the two doses for coronavirus vaccines amid shortages. Will that affect immunity? Continue reading →
Support for getting a COVID-19 vaccine without hesitation has grown, but most Canadians are not optimistic their turn will come this year. Continue reading →
A new poll shows most Canadians are in favour of a ban on international travel amid the continuing COVID-19 crisis, but experts are split on the effectiveness of border closures. Continue reading →
Experts say there is a need for greater urgency to vaccinate residents and staff, as long-term care facilities continue to see outbreaks. Continue reading →
This calculator gives a rough estimate of how many people are ahead in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, based on your age and profession, but it has its limitations. Continue reading →
Florida has started vaccinating people aged 65 and above for COVID-19. Canada’s seniors enjoying warm weather down south are in line, while some are making a trip to get the shots. Continue reading →
Social interactions declined by 13 per cent last year, as the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to refrain from seeing their families and friends. Continue reading →
Some people may not want to wait their turn to get vaccinated. Will private corporations and interested individuals be able to buy COVID-19 vaccines? Continue reading →
Health Canada says there is no evidence that the new, possibly more contagious strain found in Ontario and B.C. will cause more severe disease or impact vaccine effectiveness. Continue reading →
This is reportedly the first severe reaction publicly linked to Moderna’s vaccine. Health Canada says most of the side effects are expected to be mild and not last very long. Continue reading →
There is still no evidence that the new, more contagious strains of COVID-19 found in the United Kingdom and South Africa are in Canada, health authorities say. Continue reading →
A COVID-19 vaccine won’t solve all the problems, front-line workers say, but many are eager to get vaccinated so they can feel safer at work. Continue reading →
The United States is aiming to vaccinate 11 times more people per capita against the novel coronavirus in December compared to Canada. Continue reading →
Hospitals in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta are seeing an influx of COVID-19 patients filling up ICU beds. Doctors say the worst is yet to come. Continue reading →