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China spat may be threatening Canada’s bid to get early access to leading COVID-19 vaccine: experts

Article content continued Last month, the company’s co-founder said it was in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to conduct Phase 3 trials, which determine whether the vaccine actually protects people against COVID-19 infection. Back in Canada, “we are continuing to wait for the vaccine,” said Scott Halperin, the Dalhousie scientist heading Canada’s… Read More »

An Expert’s Guide to Keeping Bad Dreams at Bay

SATURDAY, June 27, 2020 — If you’re having nightmares during these stressful times, rest easy: A sleep expert says it’s to be expected. “Your experiences and interactions during the day can affect your dreams, and right now many of us are spending time watching the news or reading articles that are downright scary,” said Jennifer… Read More »

From fighting Ebola to trying to wipe out polio, U.S. pullout from WHO will have tangible impact: experts

Ebola is a truly horrible disease, but the 2018-19 outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo was particularly chaotic, as health workers tried to save lives amid an ongoing civil war. There could have been even more disarray, says Dr. Srinivas Murthy, had the World Health Organization not overseen the various medical… Read More »

Canadian experts don’t see Remdesivir as a COVID-19 killer: ‘This is not a silver bullet’

The hopeful buzz around the drug Remdesivir and its potential as a COVID-19 treatment grew so deafening Wednesday, it triggered an unexpected surge in the financial markets. New evidence “has proven … that a drug can block this virus,” enthused Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert. But Canadian experts were not… Read More »

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »