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Ontario family of 5 say they've been fighting COVID-19 for 10 weeks — and they're not aloneIn most instances, people with COVID-19 recover at home, outside the health care system. What's growing clear, both patients and clinicians agree, is that some of those people wind up facing a long, rocky road to recovery.
Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on MondayBritain has begun cautiously easing lockdown restrictions despite warnings from some health officials that the risk of spreading COVID-19 was still too great. In South Korea, meanwhile, the top infectious disease expert has pleaded with people over 65, pregnant women and other medically vulnerable individuals to stay at home as officials struggle to trace and stem the spread of the coronavirus amid increased public activity.
Getting cut off safe supply prescription was like a 'slap in the face,' says Vancouver womanMelissa Steinhauer says a new doctor refused to renew her prescription for a “safe supply” of opiates, which have been made more widely available in B.C. due to new guidelines for doctors and pharmacies published during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPINION | Opinion: Our lockdown is only a glimpse of what the loss of freedom and livelihood is like for the war-tornAt least in Canada and other western countries we know that our isolation will end eventually, in contrast to those displaced by conflict and living in camps and shelters around the world, writes Marwa Awad.
Testing waste water could be simple way to detect and track COVID-19 outbreaks, researchers sayThe coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in the feces of infected people, but in a way, it’s a good thing. It means that testing sewage may be a convenient way to track outbreaks. Here’s a closer look.
Why new data tracking COVID-19 spread by neighbourhood, income is so importantToronto doctors say they’re optimistic politicians are beginning to turn their attention to the spread of COVID-19 in working-class neighbourhoods full of essential workers, and that Ontario's new testing strategy could help tackle one of the virus' 'last bastions' in Canada.
COVID-19 around the world: U.S. cities fear protests may fuel new wave of outbreaksThe massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.
COVID-19 has Calgary seniors walking around province, across country but virtuallyMarion Rogers says people in the southwest Calgary seniors home where she lives were getting a little squirrely after being forced to stay on the facility's grounds when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in southern Alberta in March.
Can a store make me wear a mask to shop? Your COVID-19 questions answeredWe're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send yours to COVID@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection of answers every weekday online, and also put some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.
COVID-19 testing in New Brunswick below 'minimum' prior to new outbreakThe discovery of six new cases of COVID-19 in the Campbellton area over the last week may trigger increased testing for the virus throughout New Brunswick, which had been slowing noticeably in the province in recent days to the point of falling below "minimum" amounts it set for itself.
Ford says he's done 'taking bullets' for union members who wouldn't inspect care homesPremier Doug Ford said Thursday that he's sick of "taking bullets" for union members who, he says, refused to go into the province's long-term care homes to carry out inspections in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic because of safety concerns.
More Campbellton COVID-19 cases linked to medical professional who didn't self-isolateThere are three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Campbellton region that are linked to the other three active cases, including another health-care worker, the chief medical officer of health announced on Thursday.
Should I hold my breath when people get too close? Your COVID-19 questions answeredWe're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send yours to COVID@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection of answers every weekday online and also put some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.