Researchers in B.C. are working on developing a rapid COVID-19 breath test that would detect coronavirus in the volatile organic compounds we exhale and could potentially be used at airports, schools, arenas and other venues.
Is Canada destined for a 3rd wave? Or will we be able to adequately respond to the threat of coronavirus variants spreading across the country to avoid one altogether?
The good news is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 doesn't seem to mutate as much or as quickly as the influenza virus that causes the flu. But drugmakers are already re-working their vaccines just in case.
Both the Pfizer-BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots associated with markedly reducing the risk of hospitalization for COVID-19, preliminary findings from Scotland suggest.