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Canada almost self-sufficient in PPE as Canadian businesses step up: PM

Canada almost self-sufficient in PPE as Canadian businesses step up: PM

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian companies are now producing so much personal protective equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19 that Canada is almost at the point of being self-sufficient. He underscored that contention today with a visit to a Kanata, Ont., brewery that has retooled to make hand sanitizer during the pandemic. The visit to Big Rig Brewery, which has…

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Sask. professor receives federal funding for COVID-19 research

Sask. professor receives federal funding for COVID-19 research

REGINA -- A biochemistry professor at the University of Regina has received nearly $1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to research “the therapeutic and diagnostic gaps associated with COVID-19.” “This CIHR funding is an important step towards helping a team of dedicated scientists develop peptide therapeutics and point-of-care diagnostics to effectively…

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Tank: Saskatchewan sticks with secrecy during pandemic

Tank: Saskatchewan sticks with secrecy during pandemic

Saskatoon’s mayor delivered a statement in the daily newspaper on a Thursday, announcing a dozen new pandemic cases in the city to bring the total to 32. Let’s break that sentence down: The mayor was Alexander M. Young, the newspaper was The Saskatoon Daily Star, the Thursday was Oct. 17, 1918 and the pandemic was the Spanish Flu. A century later, we’re getting no specific…

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Study finds Canada's proportion of long-term care deaths is double the average of other nations

Study finds Canada's proportion of long-term care deaths is double the average of other nations

TORONTO -- A new study finds the proportion of Canadian COVID-19 deaths that have occurred in long-term care facilities is about twice the average of rates from other developed nations. The analysis released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information provides a damning snapshot of senior care as of May 25, when LTC residents made up 81 per cent of all reported COVID-19 deaths in…

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Most recent Sask. data shows 22 per cent of diagnosed COVID-19 cases asymptomatic

Most recent Sask. data shows 22 per cent of diagnosed COVID-19 cases asymptomatic

New numbers released by the Saskatchewan government on Thursday show 22 per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 prior to June 21 did not have symptoms. The number was included in a slide show of data presented by the province's chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab at a news conference. Of the 748 cases recorded by the province during the data period, 167 of them were…

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