Demand for the flu vaccine this year in Quebec is sky high, and appointments may be hard to come by. Still, pharmacies that ordered flu vaccines will all receive their supply by November 1, in time for the start of the province’s campaign, according to Hugues Mousseau, Director General of the Quebec Association of Pharmacy Distributors (AQDP).
Kahnawake peacekeepers issued fines to five people, on Sunday, including a Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Chief, for attending a birthday party inside a home in the community in contravention of COVID-19 Task Force rules.
No less than 700 doctors from around 50 hospitals are breaking the "omerta" (code of silence) and directly appealing to Minister of Health Christian Dubé demanding to be able to make decisions themselves in the field because centralization has caused too many deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Nearly 40 people have died between two Quebec long-term care homes that have outbreaks of COVID-19. Staff say it's demoralizing, considering the extra infection-limiting measures now in place. But community transmission is just as important, says an expert.
With restrictions in classroom, less time with friends, and no after-school sports in red zones, experts and politicians say young Quebecers are more at risk now of developing mental health issues. Opposition parties said more funding will be needed.
No matter what year it is, fall tends to bring a slew of coughing and sneezing, but if you're feeling under the weather in 2020, it's important to know the difference between the symptoms of a cold, influenza, seasonal allergies, or the novel coronavirus.
The novel coronavirus can live on different surfaces, sometimes for several hours, after an infected person coughs or sneezes on them. CTVNews.ca takes a look at some of these surfaces and common areas, and how long the virus can live on them.