COVID-19 variants

A new variant arrives in Canada as flights from India and Pakistan are suspended

Infectious diseases doctor Isaac Bogoch describes the range of border restrictions available to prevent or limit COVID-19 being brought into the country by travellers

Dr. Darren Markland (background) performs a point of care cardiac ultrasound on an ICU patient at the Royal Alexander hospital during the height of the second wave of the covid pandemic, while Dr. Curtis Johnston consults. (Courtesy of Dr. Markland)

The reality of COVID inside an ICU

Edmonton doctor Darren Markland describes ventilating people unlikely to survive, intubating friends and separating patients with different variants to try to prevent a new one

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden wears two masks as he arrives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 13, 2020. - Joe Biden headed for Florida on Tuesday to court elderly Americans who helped elect Donald Trump four years ago but appear to be swinging to the Democratic candidate for the White House this time around amid the coronavirus pandemic. Biden, at 77 the oldest Democratic nominee ever, is to "deliver his vision for older Americans" at an event in the city of Pembroke Pines, north of Miami, his campaign said. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Should I be wearing two masks?

With the arrival of new, more contagious variants of COVID-19 in Canada, experts are recommending an upgrade in the quality—and quantity—of our face coverings

People wear face masks as they shop at a market in Montreal, Sunday, January 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

How worried should Canadians be about the B.1.1.7. coronavirus variant?

The variant, which tore through the U.K., is 30-50 per cent more transmissible. An expert on what happens if B.1.1.7. takes hold in Canada.