Ontario looks at closing playgrounds to slow spread of COVID-19

This post was originally published on this siteOntario is considering closing playgrounds in an attempt to prevent spread of novel coronavirus. Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed that is

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Ontario tells all long-term care homes to screen staff, visitors and residents for COVID-19

This post was originally published on this siteOntario has ordered all long-term-care homes in the province to begin screening staff, volunteers, visitors and residents for novel coronavirus. The

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Amid global shortage, Public Health Ontario concerned some hospitals using protective equipment improperly

This post was originally published on this siteAmid global shortages of face masks and protective suits, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is concerned that some Ontario hospitals

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Is Ontario’s overburdened health system ready for an outbreak or pandemic?

This post was originally published on this siteLast week, the same week the World Health Organization declared a health emergency and Canada saw its first cases of novel coronavirus, one Ottawa

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‘People are concerned’: Anxiety high, risk of coronavirus remains low in Ottawa

This post was originally published on this siteOver the weekend, health officials in the city heard from and saw numerous people wondering whether they needed to be tested for the new coronavirus

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Politics of e-cigarettes filters into smoking cessation conference

This post was originally published on this siteThe politics of e-cigarettes infiltrated Ottawa’s annual conference on smoking cessation this week with a group claiming to represent the

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Paper raises new questions about the federal government’s decision to sell licensing rights to Ebola vaccine

This post was originally published on this siteThe U.S. drug company that has made tens of millions of dollars licensing the Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine did “next to nothing” to

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Canadian officials closely monitoring mysterious virus based in China

This post was originally published on this siteSo far, Chinese officials have ruled out SARS, bird flu, influenza and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, among other potential causes. Elizabeth

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A popular children’s song could help solve one of the biggest public health challenges

This post was originally published on this siteA popular children’s song could help solve one of the biggest public health challenges — getting children, and adults, to wash their

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City’s first health team to include community health centres

This post was originally published on this siteA new model of health care delivery is set to begin in Ottawa with the announcement of the city’s first health team. The Ottawa Health Team

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