Omicron changed the course of the pandemic 1 year ago and still dominates. What’s next? – National

Dr. Laura Hawryluck says she felt something more was coming. In November 2021, the Toronto-based critical care doctor had just experienced the toll COVID-19’s Delta variant could have on the human body. However, something told her that health-care workers weren’t done with the pandemic yet. “By the time Omicron reached that level of general consciousness, … Read more

Measles vaccination rates in Canada have decreased, PHAC says amid global concern – National

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it shares the concerns raised by international health experts this week of the renewed risk of measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases among children. In a statement to Global News Thursday, the agency noted the intake of the measles vaccine in Canada has gone down over the past … Read more

Are expired medications safe to consume? Here’s what experts say – National

Canadians should avoid stockpiling and consuming expired medication, some experts say, as drug shortages continue to trouble the country. “The advice is always if you have expired medications, you should dispose of them rather than use them. The real reason for this is that with medications, the expiry date is really the date that you … Read more