The ICU of Bluewater Health, in Sarnia, Ont., has been overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients — the vast majority of whom haven’t been vaccinated.
Some jurisdictions are now breaking down hospital data into patients admitted directly for COVID-19, and those admitted for other health issues who also test positive. But clinicians say those buckets don't capture the reality on the ground: major pressure on hospitals, and poorer outcomes for patients.
Canada has approved a new treatment for COVID-19, but will provinces and territories be able to get the drug out rapidly to vulnerable Canadians to help ease the pressure on hospitals until current COVID-19 levels subside?
A Canadian study that vastly underestimated the protection COVID-19 vaccines provide against the Omicron variant is being revised — but not before it spread widely on social media by anti-vaxxers, academics and even the creators of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.