coronavirus in Canada

Daily case counts per million population for Canada, U.S.A. and U.K.

Canada is likely to exceed the U.S. infection rate in the coming days

The assumption that we would fare better than our neighbours to the south held true through much of the pandemic’s first year. Not anymore.

An essential worker gathers shopping carts in a grocery store parking lot in Toronto on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Should Ontario’s vaccine rollout prioritize essential work over age?

Vaxx Populi: Waiting until the peak of the third wave has passed before vaccinating essential workers doesn’t make sense, says an expert

Vaccine for COVID 19 by AstraZeneca box next to a syringe (Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images)

15 questions about the AstraZeneca vaccine in wake of new recommendations

Vaxx Populi: What happens to Canadians 55-and-under who’ve had a first dose, what to do if you’re offered the vaccine, what we know about a condition called VIPIT, and more

Health-care workers get ready to take patients at a drive-thru COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Canada's Wonderland during the COVID-19 pandemic in Vaughan, Ont., on Monday, March 29, 2021. People don't have to leave their vehicles to get their dose of the vaccine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COVID vaccines in Canada: In Phase 2, who can get the shot?

Vaxx Populi: The criteria are different—and rapidly changing—in jurisdictions across the country. Here’s our guide to finding exactly out who’s eligible (and when) in each province.

Young people meeting on a rooftop. Wearing masks and keeping distance

What can Canadians do after getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines?

Vaxx Populi: Experts say between variants and many people still being unvaccinated, we need to remain vigilant. But we can feel assured of not becoming seriously ill.

Lewis Weiss. This portrait was taken in accordance with public health recommendations, taking all necessary steps to protect participants from COVID-19. (Photograph by David Lipnowski)

The reeve of this Manitoba county has taken centre stage among COVID deniers

Lewis Weiss, an auto-detailing shop owner, 55-year-old grandfather and YouTube-loving elected official in La Broquerie, Man. divided his community with his ‘plandemic’ rhetoric

A message board over a highway in Halifax on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (Darren Calabrese)

Year One: The untold story of the pandemic in Canada

A comprehensive report on the country’s mishandling of the crisis of the century

People sit outdoors for drinks under a clear plastic structure on The Danforth in Toronto on Oct. 31, 2020, as the city navigates a modified Stage 2 amid the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic. (Rachel Verbin/CP)

‘Who are you bubbling with?’ How COVID-19 has changed language over the past year

From social distancing to variants of concern, pandemic-specific terms have become part of our everyday vernacular

A man waits in a vaccination centre where a sign reads "No AstraZeneca vaccinations today" in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, southwestern France, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

AstraZeneca vaccines: Why are some countries suspending its use?

Vaxx Populi: There have been reports of blood clots in some recipients. But in the absence of evidence they were caused by the vaccine, some experts think this move is overly cautious.

Year One: The untold story of the pandemic in Canada

In March of 2020, Canadians started dying of COVID-19 and the country shut down. This is a comprehensive report on the country’s mishandling of the crisis of the century.

A vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is displayed at South Shore University Hospital, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Bay Shore, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The J&J vaccine is approved in Canada. What do we know about it?

Vaxx Populi: It’s a single-dose vaccine with standard refrigeration requirements and a 65 per cent efficacy at preventing moderate-to-severe infection

A woman is vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday in the Medical Center in Jerusalem. Israel had by this point vaccinated over four and a-half million of its nine million citizens; three million had been given a second dose. (Atef Safadi/EPA via CP)

Israel is the world leader in vaccinations. What can Canada learn from them?

Vaxx Populi: The benefits of prioritizing by age—oldest first—are already showing. And clear, positive messaging works.