Category Archives: healthcare

Will unvaccinated Canadians finally hold their governments to account? | National Post

Chris Selley Employees bottle a potential COVID vaccine in Germany. It seems Canadians are nowhere near the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccines. PHOTO BY HENDRIK SCHMIDT-POOL/GETTY IMAGES PHOTO BY HENDRIK SCHMIDT-POOL/GETTY IMAGES https://nationalpost.com/opinion/chris-selley-will-unvaccinated-canadians-finally-hold-their-governments-to-account

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OxyContin maker Purdue pleads guilty to charges related to opioid crisis

Company admits it impeded efforts to combat the deadly crisis The Associated Press OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma has formally admitted its role in the opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. … Continue reading

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Moderna says its vaccine shows strong results against COVID-19

Moderna says its vaccine shows strong results against COVID-19 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-moderna-says-its-vaccine-shows-strong-results-against-covid-19/

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How an Australian state beat its second wave of COVID-19

How an Australian state beat its second wave of COVID-19 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-how-an-australian-state-beat-its-second-wave-of-covid-19/

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Provinces pursue OxyContin maker for $67B US in costs associated with Canada’s opioid crisis | CBC News

‘Staggering’ claims against Purdue Pharma filed in U.S. bankruptcy court OxyContin was introduced as a pain medication about two decades ago, marking what addiction experts recognize as the beginning of the opioid crisis. (Toby Talbot/The Associated Press) (Toby Talbot/The Associated … Continue reading

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BC nurse falsified records, diverted ‘significant’ quantities of opiates from hospital | CTV News

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/campbell-river-nurse-falsified-records-diverted-significant-quantities-of-opiates-from-hospital-1.5161312

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Court challenge launched over Ontario disclosure of COVID-19 testing with police

Court challenge launched over Ontario disclosure of COVID-19 testing with police https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-court-challenge-launched-over-ontario-disclosure-of-covid-19-testing/ Safety of first responders is important and so is preventing misuse of private health information. Hopefully they can find the right balance and have independent and effective oversight … Continue reading

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Spanish Flu – Influenza vs Covid-19 Pandemics

A patient wearing a flu mask during the flu epidemic which followed the First World War. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Apr 11 2019 Interesting article and some important warnings including the risk of multiple waves of … Continue reading

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Tech companies are proposing Canada use phone apps to track spread of coronavirus

One suggested app is being used in Singapore and uses bluetooth vs GPS. They feel confident in it and other measures they taking to leave schools, restaurants and other services open. 5 million people, 1000 confirmed cases and 3 deaths. … Continue reading

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Will fear or rational thinking dominate as the COVID-19 virus outbreak plays out?

CTV news Mar 15 2020 — Comments I noticed last week in at least Winnipeg that panic buying started at Costco, Walmart and Superstore. Safeway, Coop and Sobeys were less affected initially. Not sure if demographics may have had something … Continue reading

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