Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has said it's "naive" to think the omicron variant will be the end of the pandemic. He warned that new COVID-19 mutations were still possible.
Provinces are likely to introduce mandatory vaccination policies in the coming months to deal with surging COVID-19 caseloads, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said today.
Preliminary research from Israel suggests that a fourth COVID-19 mRNA vaccine booster shot may be ineffective against breakthrough infection from the Omicron variant.
While industry executives foresee an eventual need for doses targeting the new strain or potential future variants, U.S. officials say current evidence doesn’t support rolling them out and cite practical reasons not to.
Four doses of Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE’s (NASDAQ: BNTX) vaccine were not sufficient to prevent infection with the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday said a Beijing resident had been infected with Omicron after handling a 22-page document sent from Canada.
Covid-19 hospitalizations in the United States have reached a new record high, surpassing the previous peak from January 2021, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Stephen Donnelly said measures come at “a huge cost” and must only be maintained if there is a strong public health argument for them.
Could the majority of side-effects people feel after getting the COVID-19 vaccine all be in their heads?
The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden's vaccine or testing requirement aimed at large businesses, but it allowed a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers to go into effect nationwide.
A recent report from Israel suggests even a fourth dose might not stop people from getting infected with the COVID variant—but vaccines still help, data shows.
With both omicron and delta circulating, people may get double infections that could spawn what a scientist calls “Frankenvariants,” hybrids with characteristics of both types.