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Health Canada warns against UV products that falsely claim to kill COVID-19 virus

Health Canada warns against UV products that falsely claim to kill COVID-19 virus

Authorities say UV products have been linked to an "extremely dangerous" form of radiation that can kill germs on some surfaces, but can cause damage if used on skin.
Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking clearance soon

Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking clearance soon

Pfizer and BioNTech also say now have the required data on the vaccine’s safety needed to seek emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.
PM says military could help distribute COVID-19 vaccine, but Canada not there yet

PM says military could help distribute COVID-19 vaccine, but Canada not there yet

Anticipation around vaccines continues to grow as case counts tick upward and hospitalizations increase west of the Maritimes.
Growing number of Canadians plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Growing number of Canadians plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Sixty-nine per cent of respondents said they plan to get inoculated against the novel coronavirus once Health Canada approves a vaccine
Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff

Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff

In normal times, an estimated 2,400 people regularly work at WHO’s seven-story headquarters
CP NewsAlert: Canada surpasses 300,000 COVID cases, more than 100,000 in past month

CP NewsAlert: Canada surpasses 300,000 COVID cases, more than 100,000 in past month

Canada reached a troubling milestone on Monday, surpassing 300,000 total COVID cases since the pandemic began earlier this year, and health experts are alarmed — but not surprised — by the rapid growth we've seen over the last few weeks.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Nov. 16, 2020

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Nov. 16, 2020

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:40 p.m. Alberta has reported its deadliest day with 20 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing its total fatalities to 427 since the pandemic began.
COVID-19 counts continue to rise as Canada approaches 300,000 cases

COVID-19 counts continue to rise as Canada approaches 300,000 cases

Alberta reported 991 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths on Sunday
2nd coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

2nd coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

A vaccine can’t come fast enough, as virus cases topped 11 million in the U.S. over the weekend
Tam warns of increasing pressure on hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Tam warns of increasing pressure on hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

TORONTO — The rising tide of COVID-19 infections across much of Canada threatens to swamp a hospital system already under strain, the country's top doctor warned Saturday amid case numbers that continued to set records in long-standing virus hot spot