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Fast-spreading B1617 variant could delay Britain’s reopening, PM warns

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the government would accelerate its COVID-19 vaccination program to try to contain another fast-spreading variant that could knock the reopening of the British economy off track. The U.K. has delivered one of the world’s fastest…

Coronavirus is airborne so stop disinfecting everything: expert

Stop cleaning and start ventilating — that’s the message from Michael Brauer, a professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC.  Given the scientific consensus that the coronavirus is airborne, Brauer is calling for a shift in…

Canada reports 28 cases of rare blood clots following AstraZeneca vaccinations

After distributing more than 2.3 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses nationwide, public health officials have so far identified 28 suspected cases of a rare but serious condition called vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, said…