April 3rd, 2020

National News

Cruise passengers to land soon and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ streamable; In The News for April 3

By The Canadian Press on April 3rd, 2020

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 3 … COVID-19 in Canada … Canadians should brace for some grim numbers today as Ontario reveals its projections for how bad the COVID-19 ... Read More »

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Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses

By Michelle McQuuigge, The Canadian Press on April 3rd, 2020

The ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic could get a boost if Canadians paid more attention to the relative humidity levels in public and private spaces, according to a growing body of international research. Doctors, scientists and engineers agree that sufficient indoor air moisture levels can have a powerful but little-understood effect on the transmission ... Read More »

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How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on April 3rd, 2020

When there’s only one ventilator but two patients who need it, how should a doctor decide who gets the chance to survive? Medical ethicists across the country are working to help frontline workers answer weighty questions should the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelm hospitals the way it has in northern Italy and New York City. “These are ... Read More »

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Ontario’s move puts pressure on feds to reveal national COVID-19 projections

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on April 3rd, 2020

OTTAWA – Canadians should brace for some grim numbers today as Ontario reveals its projections for how bad the COVID-19 pandemic could get in the country’s most populous province and how long it could last. Premier Doug Ford’s decision to let Ontarians in on the “stark” best and worst-case scenarios will put pressure on the ... Read More »

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Region of Peel ‘accidentally’ mails wrong COVID-19 test results to 16 people

By The Canadian Press on April 2nd, 2020

BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Region of Peel in Ontario is apologizing after it “accidentally” mailed letters to 16 residents saying their COVID-19 test results were negative when, in fact, they were positive. Dr. Lawrence Loh, interim medical officer of health, says the letters were mailed on Tuesday and Wednesday. He says his team is working ... Read More »

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‘Thirsty, hungry, injured:’ Two women sentenced for abuse of girls in basement

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on April 2nd, 2020

EDMONTON – A mother of two young girls and her roommate have been sentenced to eight years in prison for beating, starving and confining the children in the basement of their Edmonton home. The 26-year-old mother and 25-year-old friend, who cannot be named because of a publication ban, entered guilty pleas in September to aggravated ... Read More »

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Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

By Laura Osman, The Canadian Press on April 2nd, 2020

OTTAWA – Limited access to contraceptives and services because of COVID-19 is likely to lead to a surge in unintended pregnancies, according to sexual-health advocates. Darrah Teitel with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights has already noticed a big increase in the number of people calling its helpline in distress. “We’re looking at a ... Read More »

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Feds went with simple rules for benefits to speed up COVID-19 aid, Morneau says

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on April 2nd, 2020

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says imposing hard and fast rules about who can receive federal aid to weather the economic shock from COVID-19 was the only way to get the money out the door fast – even if some people fall through the cracks as a result. Speaking to the House of Commons ... Read More »

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Navy recalls ships, orders on- board physical distancing due to COVID-19

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on April 2nd, 2020

OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Navy is pulling ships back from missions abroad and imposing new rules on physical distancing while at sea as the military prepares to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The danger COVID-19 poses to the tightly packed crews of warships was illustrated this week by an outbreak aboard a U.S. aircraft ... Read More »

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The race to trace the spread of COVID-19 in Canada using disease trackers

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on April 2nd, 2020

TORONTO – Increasingly frustrated health officials say they are prepared to take more aggressive measures to track and contain people with COVID-19 as the number of sick and dead continues to soar. And that could involve employing some of the digital and mobile strategies seen in countries including Singapore and South Korea where suppression has ... Read More »

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