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More older Canadians die as COVID-19 toll nears 900; economy could shrink 6.2%

More older Canadians die as COVID-19 toll nears 900; economy could shrink 6.2%

The virus has hit older adults — those 60 and up — disproportionately hard, with vulnerability increasing with age. More than half the deaths in the country have occurred in long-term care homes
Should seniors with COVID-19 be removed from LTC homes?

Should seniors with COVID-19 be removed from LTC homes?

Long term care homes were underfunded, understaffed even before COVID-19
WHO issues guidelines for lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Is Canada ready?

WHO issues guidelines for lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Is Canada ready?

Similar discussions are happening around the world, as many countries are starting to show some positive signs of slowing the spread of COVID-19
Nearly 5.4 million receiving emergency federal aid as requests climb

Nearly 5.4 million receiving emergency federal aid as requests climb

Federal figures showed that by Monday morning, 5.38 million people were getting payments through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Long-term care deaths expected to rise as growth of total cases slows: Tam

Long-term care deaths expected to rise as growth of total cases slows: Tam

Dr. Theresa Tam, the chief public health officer, said the spread of the virus in nursing and retirement homes has been at the root of half of the more than 700 deaths across the country
'Take this seriously,' urges COVID-19 victim self-isolating in Orillia

'Take this seriously,' urges COVID-19 victim self-isolating in Orillia

Hannah Abrahamse, 20, was diagnosed April 7; 'We need to be ... testing as many people as possible,' she says
Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience's portable COVID-19 test

Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience's portable COVID-19 test

Dubbed the Spartan Cube and about the size of a coffee cup, results can be had in less than an hour and do not require the specialized expertise and equipment of a large lab
40th anniversary of Marathon of Hope can inspire Canadians during COVID battle

40th anniversary of Marathon of Hope can inspire Canadians during COVID battle

The Marathon of Hope stemmed from his desire to raise money to fund cancer research, with a goal of running a marathon a day to raise awareness and donations
COVID-19 a 'failure of early warning' for Canada, intelligence expert says

COVID-19 a 'failure of early warning' for Canada, intelligence expert says

With the then-recent SARS outbreak in mind, the government said it would integrate its approach to public health emergencies with its national security agenda, including when drafting threat assessments
Refugee shelter in Toronto reports outbreak of COVID-19

Refugee shelter in Toronto reports outbreak of COVID-19

The facility currently houses more than 200 people