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What you need to know about COVID-19: September 18, 2020
Health care workers prepare for possible 'twindemic' this fall — a double whammy of COVID-19 and flu
Home COVID-19 tests could help find people while they are contagious, experts say. Health Canada isn't convinced
Bigger class could mean up to five times the COVID-19 infections, Canadian study suggests
Should random COVID-19 tests for kids and teachers be part of our back-to-school plans?
In Canada, the cases of COVID-19 and deaths are declining. Here's the story behind the numbers
In late June, doctors at the Toronto General Hospital were still placing near-death people with COVID-19 on ECMO, or extra corporeal membrane oxygen machines, medicine’s most extreme form of life support. ECMO works by pumping blood outside ...
Airborne transmission of COVID-19 a 'real risk', 239 scientists tell WHO
The alarming message about the transmission of COVID-19 reached Twitter audiences on Sunday. “The debate over whether the airborne transmission route occurs is over. Many of us have claimed its relevance from very early in this pandemic. It was ...
The EU has opened its doors to Canadian travellers. Should you go?
The European Union has deemed travellers from Canada safe to enter EU countries. But just because you can, should you? The EU agreed Tuesday to relax temporary restrictions on non-essential travel for 14 countries as of July 1, including ...
'It's still right here with us': Canadian experts nervously watching COVID-19 surge in U.S.
With new confirmed COVID-19 infections surging across the American south, David Fisman said a reasonable expectation would be that the U.S. “is in for a hellacious couple of weeks” in terms of deaths. “This has been so badly mishandled from the ...
'Now is not a good time': Why COVID-19 and lockdown anxiety could be leading to lower birth rates
Catherine Lebel’s team launched their online survey of pregnant women in April, in the early and uncertain days of these exceptional times. Lebel and her colleagues wanted to know, how were pregnant women holding up? How much did they fear their ...
'This is going to produce cognitive deficits': Famed neuroscientist Adrian Owen launches COVID-19 brain study
Normally, Adrian Owen would be inside an ICU these days, trying to read the minds of people with severely injured brains. Because of COVID-19, “I can’t do that right now. I haven’t been able to do that for three or four months. I have a whole team ...
'Optimism tinged with anxiety': What to expect from the next 100 days of COVID-19, according to experts
“What’s keeping you awake at night?” That’s the question we put to doctors, scientists, philosophers, psychologists, futurists, microbiologists and bioethicists, 100 days after the World Health Organization officially ...
The COVID-19 coronavirus is changing. What's not clear is what it means
When a handful of doctors in northern Italy recently claimed that the virus that causes COVID-19 appears to be losing steam, that it no longer seems to be the same “biological bomb” it was when the pandemic first hit, expert reaction ranged ...
Face masks, goggles, shields and visors: Experts weigh in on the best COVID-19 protection
It took nearly two months for Canada’s federal health leaders to come around to the case for face mask use en masse, when physical distancing is an issue, to curb COVID-19’s spread. Some experts are now suggesting we go further, with goggles or ...
COVID-19 and your brain: Can the coronavirus cause long-lasting neurological damage?
The patient, a woman, mentioned a strange, uncomfortable tingling, like pins and needles, almost a burning sensation, that shot down one side of her neck, one shoulder, one arm, and one side of her torso. The sensation had come out of the blue ...