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COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was occupied with court testimony so Wednesday's regular update expected to take place Thursday.
BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

Approximately 60 per cent of all COVID-19 cases identified through PCR testing in the province are the Omicron variant BA.2, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Wednesday. However there is no evidence that it causes more severe outcomes, despite a higher transmission rate.
Protests held at three St. Paul-area schools

Protests held at three St. Paul-area schools

Incidents cause 'unnecessary anxiety and stress in our schools and in no way support an environment for learning' says St. Paul superintendent.
Anti-mask demonstration held outside Bonnyville high school

Anti-mask demonstration held outside Bonnyville high school

On Friday, a classroom ‘walkout’ and demonstration to protest mask mandates was organized by community members to give students the platform to oppose public health measures introduced in the province to stop the spread of COVID-19. Over 60 people took part in the demonstration, roughly a third were students.
Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Recent social media posts have fed into the notion that swabbing the throat with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit might yield more accurate results against the Omicron variant than only testing for virus in the nostrils.
Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

The new COVID-19 variant was first detected in South Africa and has been declared a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization.
Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.
Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Another option for COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta.
COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant, nursing mothers: experts

COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant, nursing mothers: experts

Hinshaw hosts town hall on COVID-19 vaccine and whether or not it is safe during pregnancy and beyond
Alberta reaches 80 per cent vax status

Alberta reaches 80 per cent vax status

More Albertans are getting vaccinated against COVID.