Health

Honolulu begins easing COVID19-related restrictions as new case counts decline

By Alfred AcenasEBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – For the month of October, the City and County of Honolulu will once again allow managed events with updated safety guidelines as new cases of COVID-19 continue to trend downward and …

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Canadian health care workers say they feel gaslighted by governments

By Thomas I. LiknessEagle News Service (Eagle News) — Some harsh words for governments in Canada from the country’s health care workers. “Our frontline workers are no longer on the brink of exhaustion, they are exhausted,” Canadian Medical Association president …

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Staff at ICUs in Edmonton hospitals receiving harassing phone calls

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — Alberta Health Services says doctors and staff in some Edmonton are receiving harassing phone calls to their units. The calls question patient numbers and capacity, AHS said Wednesday on Twitter. “It …

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Canadian Medical Association calls for lockdowns in two western Canadian provinces

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — The western Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan should implement lockdowns immediately as the fourth wave of COVID-19 rages through the region, the Canadian Medical Association said Wednesday. “We are now …

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Alberta government says no further measures needed right now to stem surge of COVID-19

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — The Alberta government has rejected the advice of critical care doctors in the western Canadian province who are calling for a ‘fire break’ lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. With …

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Biden receives vaccine booster

(Eagle News) — U.S. President Joe Biden rolled up his sleeves again, this time to receive the Covid-19 vaccine booster and to convince hesitant Americans to get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. “The COVID-19 booster shots will provide even more …

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Alberta doctors pleading with province to implement a “fire break” lockdown

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — Two high profile doctors have written Alberta’s new health minister telling him it is critical that he take action immediately to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. James Talbot, a former …

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Alberta in chaos as fourth wave continues to rage across the province

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — The fourth wave of COVID-19 has cost Alberta’s health minister his job, infected hundreds of children in public schools and resulted in restaurants being harassed for trying to enforce public health …

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Alberta patients may be transferred half way across the country to Ontario as hospitals fill up

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — With hospitals running out of space to treat people because of a surge of COVID-19 cases, patients may have to be transferred to Ontario for treatment. “Ontario has graciously offered their …

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Alberta reintroduces restrictions to combat 4th wave of pandemic

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — The alarm bells have been ringing in Alberta for several weeks now as the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the province, threatening the ability of the healthcare system …

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Analysis: What happens when Alberta runs out of healthcare resources

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — Doctors and nurses in the western Canadian province of Alberta may soon have to make decisions that are a twist on this old ethical question. You have seven passengers on a …

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Pandemic is changing the face of healthcare in Canada

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — A new study has found nearly a third of Canadians have not seen their family doctors since the pandemic began and another third has not seen their doctor as frequently as …

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