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<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario records first case of virus variant that first emerged in Brazil

COVID-19: Ontario records first case of virus variant that first emerged in Brazil

Variant discovered in Toronto on Sunday after patient recently returned from travelling in Brazil
<b>COVID-19:</b> Mandatory hotel quarantines could harm lower-income Canadians, lawyer says

COVID-19: Mandatory hotel quarantines could harm lower-income Canadians, lawyer says

Cara Zwibel suggests that the cost could be prohibitive for lower-income Canadians who need to care for sick relatives or receive specialized medical care abroad
<b>COVID-19:</b> Health agency has no Moderna doses scheduled this week, with future amounts uncertain

COVID-19: Health agency has no Moderna doses scheduled this week, with future amounts uncertain

Company initially slated to deliver almost 250,000 doses to Canada in the third week of February
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Memes spread through networks like viruses spread through populations, math prof says

BEYOND LOCAL: Memes spread through networks like viruses spread through populations, math prof says

Networks and populations may have more in common than we think
<b>COVID-19:</b> How parents and kids can have honest and safe conversations about mental health

COVID-19: How parents and kids can have honest and safe conversations about mental health

Don’t wait for teens to come to you. Engage them in conversation, prof says
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Medical association releases data showing COVID-19 misinformation still being spread

ONTARIO: Medical association releases data showing COVID-19 misinformation still being spread

Association President Dr. Samantha Hill says the best way to get the most correct and up-to-date information is by reaching out to your family doctor or local health unit
<b>COVID-19:</b> Is it too risky to attend the Super Bowl during a pandemic?

COVID-19: Is it too risky to attend the Super Bowl during a pandemic?

Tampa, Fla., is hosting Sunday’s Super Bowl football game, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
<b>COVID-19:</b> Poll finds half of Ontarians believe Ford government 'negligent' in protecting long-term care seniors

COVID-19: Poll finds half of Ontarians believe Ford government 'negligent' in protecting long-term care seniors

A majority of Ontarians, 61 per cent, surveyed believe for-profit long-term care residents and their families should be able to sue the Ontario government and receive compensation for their losses
<b>CANADA:</b> Federal prison chaplains reach first contract agreement, union says

CANADA: Federal prison chaplains reach first contract agreement, union says

The United Steelworkers union represents about 180 chaplains from a variety of faiths and spiritual practices who provide care to federal inmates
<b>CANADA:</b> COVID ads have had varying effects, with some 'super cringeworthy'

CANADA: COVID ads have had varying effects, with some 'super cringeworthy'

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Canada one year ago, government-backed health and safety messages have appeared across television, radio, print and social media, and the efforts have intensified in recent months as the virus continues to avert control