WHO’s take on remdesivir leads to more confusion over coronavirus drugs

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. On Friday, a World Health Organization guidelines panel advised against using the antiviral remdesivir for hospitalized patients, saying there’s no evidence it improves

Coronavirus can live on skin for 9 hours, study shows. But experts say not to panic

A recent study suggests the novel coronavirus can live on human skin for up to nine hours, but experts say those findings aren’t as alarming as they sound. The study by Japanese researchers, published earlier this month in the science journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, looked at how long viruses can

Canada adds 1,812 coronavirus cases, 52 deaths as Tam warns ‘hard choices’ needed

Canada is reporting more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases and 52 deaths to the national tally on Saturday as the country’s top doctor warns time is running out to prevent a massive surge. Not all provinces report their daily tallies on Saturday, so the national increase of 1,812 additional cases

Skills lost due to coronavirus school closures will cause drop in global economy: OECD

Disruption to schooling stemming from the COVID-19 epidemic will cause a skill loss that could result in a 1.5 per cent drop in global economic output for the rest of this century, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimated. For the United States, that will represent an economic

Montreal shelters’ concerns heightened after homeless man tests positive for COVID-19

A first reported case of COVID-19 within Montreal’s homeless community has prompted concern and questions among those who care for the city’s most vulnerable. The Old Brewery Mission confirmed that a man who was in line for the food service outside the centre tested positive for the disease, caused by

Toronto Maple Leafs announcer offering customized goal calls during coronavirus outbreak

Toronto Maple Leafs hockey doesn’t appear to be returning any time soon, but one member of the organization is staying busy. In a post on Twitter, public address announcer Mike Ross offering up personalized goal calls on social media and the response has been overwhelming. “I hope you’re healthy and

Coronavirus: Kitchener educational tech company now making protective equipment for health care workers

Jeremy Hedges started a technology company called INKSmith four years ago selling educational toys for design thinking and coding to schools. He said he never imagined he would be using that equipment to manufacture personal protective equipment for health care workers in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic. Hedges said

Coronavirus: Oro-Medonte, Ont., declares state of emergency over COVID-19

Mayor Harry Hughes of Oro-Medonte, Ont., declared a state of emergency in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic on Monday. “This decision allows the township to dedicate resources and be in a better position to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 virus while demonstrating the necessity of meaningful action by