Joe Lunn spoke against lifting pandemic rules to protect the vulnerable. He died after contracting COVID-19
An immunocompromised man in Thunder Bay, Ont., who feared the consequences of relaxed public health measures died last month at age 51 after testing positive for COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

Calgary doctor files human rights complaint over removal of airplane mask mandates
A Calgary man has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission over the federal government’s decision to lift mask requirements on airplanes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Calgary man files human rights complaint over removal of airplane mask mandates
A Calgary man has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission over the federal government’s decision to lift mask requirements on airplanes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Ebola deaths in Uganda rise to 23 as outbreak grows
The risk of potential serious public health impact from the outbreak within Uganda is considered high, WHO says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canada bans street dogs from more than 100 countries starting Wednesday
Dog rescue organizations hope Canada will reverse its ban on street dogs from over 100 countries, most of them in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The past president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says while the ban may seem severe, it's warranted. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Why antiviral meds against COVID-19 are sitting unused across Canada
Health Canada has distributed enough of the antiviral Paxlovid to treat more than 700,000 people with COVID-19, yet the provinces have given only a fraction of that medication to patients.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Trudeau appoints former heads of Canadian Medical Association, federal public service to Senate
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed a high-profile surgeon and the former head of Canada’s public service to the Senate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Racism against Indigenous people entrenched in health care, Manitoba CEO admits while vowing to eradicate it
The head of northern Manitoba's health-care system is apologizing for historic and continuing racism against Indigenous people seeking medical care, and promising change. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Ontario opens Omicron-targeted vaccine bookings for all adults
All adults in Ontario can now book an appointment to receive an Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine as of today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Border vaccine rules, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, mask mandates on planes and trains to end on Oct. 1
The federal government is dropping all COVID-19 measures at borders, meaning travellers will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination when entering Canada or wear masks on planes and trains, Ottawa announced today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Quebec's Indigenous sensitivity training falls short, say health-care workers
Quebec health-care professionals say the compulsory training developed following Joyce Echaquan's death does little to combat racism, prejudices or harmful misconceptions in the province's health-care system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

Inside the Lakeshore ER, a hospital in dire need of staff and space
Swamped during the pandemic, an emergency-room doctor sums up his workplace this way: “challenging, understaffed and too small." What must the next government do to improve patient care? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Inside the ER at the Lakeshore General, the 'tip of the iceberg' of a failing health-care network
Swamped during the pandemic, an emergency-room doctor sums up his workplace this way: “challenging, understaffed and too small." What must the next government do to improve patient care? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Former engineer files regulatory complaint against Vancouver school district over classroom ventilation
A former engineer who has two children in elementary school has filed a regulatory complaint against the Vancouver School Board (VSB), asking for a professional engineer's assurance that her children are protected against COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Vancouver mother lodges regulatory complaint against school district over ventilation
A Vancouver mother has filed a regulatory complaint against the Vancouver School Board, asking for a professional engineer’s assurance that her children are protected against COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news