When COVID-19 hit Montreal, the Jewish General hospital, like many other hospitals, quickly became off-limits for many elective surgeries including for those involving the heart. The hospital went outside of the box to develop a system merging tech and ingenuity.
The Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) says in a report released Monday that vaccine efficiency to prevent a COVID-19 infection was just over 75 per cent two weeks or more after a single dose and that a single dose reduced the risk of hospitalization due to the novel coronavirus by about 95 per cent. These numbers did not go down after four months.
In 1990, Ellen Gabriel was appointed as spokesperson during the Oka Crisis, a 78-day standoff between Mohawk land defenders and Quebec police over development of Mohawk land. Thirty-one years later, she's still committed to being a land defender.
It's unclear whether Quebecers who have had COVID-19 and one dose of vaccine can benefit when the federal government lifts quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers on July 5, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Monday.
Several residents of the Sainte-Dorothee long-term care home (CHSLD) were almost dehydrated and near starving before their death, according to an occupational therapist who testified Monday at coroner Gehane Kamel's public inquiry into the deaths of elderly or vulnerable people in residential facilities during the first wave of COVID-19.