Health

Big fines for travelers entering Canada with fake Covid tests

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Using bogus Covid-19 pre-departure tests has proven expensive for two airline passengers who flew to Toronto earlier this year. The first passenger has been fined $6,500 for presenting an altered …

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Canada sends equipment, drugs to India

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Canada is sending medical equipment and drugs to help India in its fight against a surge in Covid-19 cases that has crippled its healthcare system. The government will ship 350 …

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Health Canada OKs Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can now be used on children aged 12 to 15, Health Canada announced Wednesday. “After completing a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence, the …

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Alberta government announces sweeping new restrictions to control spread of Covid-19

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Moving all students to online classes, closing a number of businesses and increased fines for people who refuse to obey public health orders are part of the new restrictions announced …

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Alberta doctors warn premier of health system collapse in open letter

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — A group of Alberta doctors is pleading with Premier Jason Kenney to bring in stricter public health measures to control the spread of Covid-19. In an open letter to the …

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Canada’s prime minister says all Covid-19 vaccines in Canada are safe

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all Covid-19 vaccines available in Canada are safe and people should get immunized as quickly as possible. “Our advice to provinces and territories and to …

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Canada’s prime minister scolds people protesting against Covid-19 restrictions

By: Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — People who continue to protest lockdowns and other public health measures are hurting their own cause, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. “Unfortunately some people are still choosing to …

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Canada’s advisory committee has updated recommendations for Covid-19 vaccines

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Updated recommendations for vaccinating pregnant women and the use of the Janssen vaccine, were released Monday by Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization. The committee recommends using an mRNA vaccine, …

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Western Canadian province of Alberta set to announce new Covid-19 restrictions

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — An angry Alberta Premier Jason Kenney lambasted people who are refusing to follow public health restrictions in the province, which now has the highest number of cases per capita in …

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Mental health issues caused by pandemic affect majority of Canadians: Poll

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — More than three-quarters of Canadians report feeling negative emotions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a poll done for the Canadian Mental Health Association. According to the …

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Panama bars entry of travelers from India due to Covid-19 surge

  (Eagle News) — Beginning May 3, Panama will restrict the entry of  travelers from India due to the surge of cases of Covid-19 in the Asian country. The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India is devastating the …

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Canadian Doctors given guidance on whom to treat if hospitals are overwhelmed by Covid-19

By Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Doctors in two Canadian provinces are being schooled in triage should hospitals find themselves with more patients than beds because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Ontario and Alberta, a record …

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