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This year’s flu vax campaign starts in Toronto

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Toronto – Toronto Mayor John Tory and Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr Eileen de Villa rolled up their sleeves for Team Toronto, receiving the vaccine to protect against influenza (flu). The Mayor also received his COVID-19 bivalent booster, which gives better protection against the highly contagious Omicron variant and its subvariants. The vaccinations will help guard against serious illness …

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Long-term brain injury from Covid

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CHICAGO – A new study, study, published in Nature Medicine, says those who had Covid-19 are at higher risk of brain injuries. The US researchers assessed brain health across 44 different disorders. They discovered brain and other neurological disorders in 7% more of those who had been infected with Covid compared with a similar group of veterans who had never …

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Second Covid-19 booster shot

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LA – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has carried out a study that shows effectiveness of fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines. It found that a second booster shot of an mRNA vaccine was effective against severe illness with some Omicron variants after observing over 200,000 emergency department visits and 58,000 hospitalizations with Covid-19 against the variants …

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All about returning Covid patients

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Ottawa – A recent research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal studied 46,412 adults hospitalized for Covid-19 in Alberta and Ontario. About 18 per cent – 8,496 patients – died in hospital between January 2020 and October 2021. Among those sent home, about nine per cent returned to hospital within 30 days of leaving, while two per cent died.

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Mental illnesses linked to Covid-19

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California – A new study shows people with a history of certain mental illnesses may be at a higher risk of Covid-19 infections after being vaccinated. The study, done by University of California San Francisco, looked at data from 263,697 fully vaccinated patients. They accessed health care from the US Departments of Veterans Affairs between February 2020 and November 2021. …

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Toronto calls for equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

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Toronto – Toronto’s Medical Officer Health Dr. Eileen de Villa joins other public health leaders in a joint call on G20 nations to take immediate action on global COVID-19 vaccine equity. Dr. de Villa signed a joint letter with public health leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay urging some of the world’s …

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All Covid-19 health restrictions lifted in Quebec except masks

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Quebec – In Quebec, with the exception of mask mandates, all other rules have been ended. Restaurants, bars, casinos and other large entertainment venues are now open without capacity limits. As a result, Bell Centre was allowed to have a full house for the Montreal Canadiens hockey game on Saturday evening.