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<b>COVID-19:</b> Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

COVID-19: Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

Investigators at Toronto's University Health Network say interim results of clinical trials spanning five continents in more than 300 hospitals suggest full-dose blood thinners could significantly avoid severe cases that are now straining hospital ICUs
<b>COVID-19:</b> Pandemic may change spectator sports forever as stadiums sit empty

COVID-19: Pandemic may change spectator sports forever as stadiums sit empty

Post-pandemic sport facilities will need to be reimagined with alterations to building codes to virus-proof the stands. PhD student says
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Medical experts urge more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

ONTARIO: Medical experts urge more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

Thursday's guidelines, led by experts at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, urge COVID-19 tests for all staff and students exposed to a case, and that indoor masking be made mandatory for all those Grade 1 and up
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canadian tech companies pledge to give staff time to get vaccinations

COVID-19: Canadian tech companies pledge to give staff time to get vaccinations

They say they are keen on giving workers the time because vaccinations are more important than business as usual
<b>CANADA:</b> Parcel onslaught continues for postal workers

CANADA: Parcel onslaught continues for postal workers

'Usually, we get a slowdown and I range around 50 to 55 parcels for about a month before they start going back up and yesterday I had 130 so it is a big difference'
<b>COVID-19:</b> What locally-made PPE means for Canadian manufacturing

COVID-19: What locally-made PPE means for Canadian manufacturing

Though the pandemic has become the world’s dominant health concern, it may catalyze recovery from some of the economic consequences of globalization, prof says
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Long-term care residents told commission prolonged isolation is 'inhumane'

ONTARIO: Long-term care residents told commission prolonged isolation is 'inhumane'

Currently, 251 of the province's 626 long-term care homes are reporting an outbreak of COVID-19
<b>ONTARIO:</b> COVID-19 rates showing improvement, too soon to say if it's a trend, Yaffe says

ONTARIO: COVID-19 rates showing improvement, too soon to say if it's a trend, Yaffe says

Ontario's Associate Medical Officer of Health said the provincial case rate has started to decline for the first time since November –  sitting now at 145.4 cases per 100,000 people – although that figure is still high
<b>COVID-19:</b> Economics prof calls federal wage subsidy program a 'shotgun approach' that keeps economy in status quo

COVID-19: Economics prof calls federal wage subsidy program a 'shotgun approach' that keeps economy in status quo

He says subsidies need to provide help to individuals, not hold the economy to the status quo
<b>COVID-19:</b> Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

COVID-19: Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

Dr. Samantha Hill says any delay to vaccinating Canadians will cost lives, whether it stems from untruths that dissuade people from getting a shot in the arm or current issues slowing down delivery of doses to Canada