COVID-19 deaths up by two in Sept. 21 provincial update

COVID-19 deaths up by two in Sept. 21 provincial updateThe current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 percent and 22 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,608. Public health officials are also reporting two deaths today, a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region…

COVID-19 government update for Sept. 18

COVID-19 government update for Sept. 18Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 percent and 40 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,540. The data shows: •    four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; •    four cases in the…

Government COVID-19 update for Sept. 17

Government COVID-19 update for Sept. 17Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 percent and 11 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,500. The data shows: •    one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region; •    two cases in the…

Provincial government COVID-19 update

Provincial government COVID-19 updatePublic health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.5 percent and 23 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,489. The data shows: •    two cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; •    one case in the Northern…

Sex is okay, just don’t sing

Sex advice for pandemic prevention makes as much sense as implementing a security system while leaving the front door open

Sex is okay, just don’t singThe B.C. Centre for Disease Control threw logic out the window with its “COVID-19 and Sex” advice. The document reveals contradiction, ignorance and hypocrisy. “If you’re feeling fine and have no symptoms of COVID-19, you can still have sex. If you’re feeling sick, skip sex,” it says. Thanks. “Not tonight, I have a headache,” is…

How parents can help their kids succeed at online learning

Teamwork by parents, teachers and students is key, says U of A education expert who offers four ways to make it happen

How parents can help their kids succeed at online learningFor students learning from home this year, there will be some lingering challenges from last spring’s COVID-19 shutdown: parents busy balancing their own work needs, no in-person connection with teachers, technology headaches. But the best way to support online learners is through solid teamwork involving everyone in the equation, says a University of Alberta education…

Government COVID-19 Sept. 14 update

Government COVID-19 Sept. 14 updatePublic health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 percent and 21 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,449. The data shows: •    one case in the Interlake-Eastern health region; •    three cases in the Southern…

Beware compulsory vaccinations

Canadians are in greater need of immunity from undue government intrusion than they are from any disease

Beware compulsory vaccinationsNew Brunswick’s attempt to remove vaccine exemptions has sparked a political, ethical and constitutional controversy. The benefits of the legislation were marginal at best, but the heavy-handed tactics used to try to implement it were even worse. Citizens beware. “Stop the hysteria over measles outbreaks,” wrote infectious-diseases specialist Neil Rau and former Ontario chief medical…

Are COVID-19 safety measures protecting Canada’s health workers?

Study assessing physical, mental health effects of treating COVID-19 patients one of two U of A projects receiving federal funding

Are COVID-19 safety measures protecting Canada’s health workers?There’s heightened anxiety among physicians and jumps in depression among nurses, health-care aides and personal support workers, according to early data from a University of Alberta study. The study is looking into the effectiveness of safety measures to protect the physical and mental health of Canada’s health-care workforce treating those with COVID-19. Occupational epidemiologist Nicola Cherry,…

COVID-19 Sept. 10 update

COVID-19 Sept. 10 updatePublic health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.2 percent and 15 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. However, a case was removed as it was determined to be from out of province and a second case was removed due to duplication. This brings…
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