Recall of Daily Shield hand sanitizer expanded, Bio Life licence suspended
Found to contain less than the recommended amount of ethanol, decreases the product’s effectiveness at killing bacteria and viruses.
Alberta researcher shares Nobel prize for hep C virus discovery
Three winners allowed the rapid development of antiviral drugs directed at the disease.
Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will
Coronavirus has diverted resources and attention from what could have been the marquee issue.
US not joining global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine
Trump doesn’t ant to be “constrained” by multilateral groups, claims the WHO is heavily influenced by China.
Health Canada now to review applications for COVID-19 home tests
Reversal because official “misspoke” in confirming applications for home testing kits would not be reviewed.
As virus rebounds in France, Macron bristles at border rules
Travelling to family gatherings and dance parties blamed for fuelling the recent rise in cases.
UN cautions virus plasma treatment still experimental
WHO considers plasma therapy to be experimental and that it should continue to be evaluated.
BC study suggests 8 times more people infected with virus than confirmed
Prevalence rate applied to the provincial population could mean 28,000 had the coronavirus versus 3,149 cases confirmed to date.
Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air
UN health agency said it is aware of the article and is reviewing it with technical experts.
Race for virus vaccine could leave some countries behind
Numerous rich countries have already ordered experimental shots and expect delivery even before vaccines are granted marketing approval.
Vaccinations skipped during virus shutdown may lead to other outbreaks
WHO estimates 117 million people worldwide will miss out on vaccinations for preventable diseases due to COVID-19.
Trudeau to join global COVID-19 vaccine fundraiser
Calls for fair access to ensure any new vaccine is distributed to poor countries.
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Feds pour $1.1B into COVID-19 vaccine development, tracking of cases
Task force created to oversee blood-test surveys to see how widely the virus has spread in Canada.
A COVID-19 virus update for manufacturers
Feeling the impact but responding to the needs of healthcare facilities, frontline workers and Canadians.
China moves to block new virus flare up on Russian border
Recent arrivals from Russia account for nearly half of China’s imported cases.
ATS Automation addresses COVID-19 medical device shortage
Automation company harnesses worldwide resources to expedite production of medical equipment.
Ontario has enough health care protective gear for one more week: Ford
Various Ontario manufacturers are retooling to produce personal protective gear, but those supplies are weeks away from being ready.
COVID-19 webinar tackles manufacturing concerns
The most important “to dos” plus policies and procedures are covered by two industry leaders.
Ontario WSIB has you covered during COVID-19 pandemic
Options for manufacturers dealing with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board during the crisis.
The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19
Modelling may be imperfect, but policy makers would basically be operating blind without them.
US ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic
AP review shows agencies largely waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders equipment and gear needed by front-line health care workers.
Canada looking to disinfect used masks, don’t throw away: Tam
Public health chief notes importance of looking for ways to reuse equipment the country already has.
COVID-19 crisis prompts BC mill to boost medical pulp production
Harmac Pacific’s primarily red cedar pulp allows it to be mixed with synthetics to make end products like masks and gowns.
Duration of virus measures depends on obeying health authorities: PM
Torontonians told to expect to be restricted to their homes for at least the next 12 weeks.
COVID, law fears fuel spike in firearms, ammunition sales across Canada
Buyers are stocking up while they can – a development that has alarmed gun-control advocates.
Canada, US working on mutual deal to restrict non-essential travel
Exceptions could include mission-critical truck drivers, airline crew members and health-care workers.
Viral crisis crashes Democratic debate as Biden, Sanders press on
Wrestled over global pandemic, climate change, immigration, reproductive rights and foreign policy.
World economy may shrink because of virus: watchdog
OECD reports says impact of coronavirus is much higher than past outbreaks because the global economy is more interconnected.
Virus-related downturn in NS lobster exports to China a blip
Fisheries minister says the province is talking to people in the industry about temporary contingency plans.
Oil producers prepared for temporary price slump as virus spreads
CAPP says short term jitters but no long-term impact expected on investment decisions.