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Canadian Medical Association issues 'urgent' call for unprecedented measures to fight pandemic - The Canadian Medical Association has issued a plea for a number of what it calls "unprecedented" measures to address rising COVID-19 case numbers in many provinces across the country. Among them, stricter public health measures, more national collaboration and sharing resources across provinces. Richard Raycraft - Politics - | April 16 - |

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New -- U.S. preparing for COVID-19 booster shots, as Pfizer chief says 3rd dose 'likely' needed

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Here's what's known about why women seem more susceptible to rare vaccine blood clots -- Lauren Pelley

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After false starts and supply glitches, Canada's immunization campaign makes progress - John Paul Tasker - Politics - | April 16 - |

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Families torn apart. Workers at a breaking point. Inside a hospital system hit hard by 3rd wave of COVID-19 - As a third wave of COVID-19 sends a surge of patients into hospitals, the dire situation in Toronto's east end reflects inequities and missteps that caused a crisis for Ontario's health-care system — more than a year into the pandemic. Health - | April 14

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'Our situation is dire,' top health official says as Ontario sees 4,736 new COVID-19 cases - Ontario reported 4,736 new cases of COVID-19 and a third-wave high of 29 more deaths of people with the illness on Thursday as total hospitalizations climbed to more than 1,900. Canada - Toronto - | April 15 - |

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The Dose - Shut down travel between provinces to control spread of variants, experts say - The coronavirus variant P1 is surging in B.C. and spreading east. Infectious diseases and critical care specialist Dr. Srinivas Murthy joins Dr. Brian Goldman to break down what you need to know about P1 — and what can be done to stop it. One suggestion? Restrict interprovincial travel. Radio - White Coat - Black Art - | April 16 - |

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After safety review, Health Canada says people shouldn't hesitate to get AstraZeneca vaccine -- John Paul Tasker -- Politics -- |

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Lessons from Quebec City's gym outbreak, one of Canada's largest COVID-19 superspreading events -- Benjamin Shingler -- Health -- |

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U.S. weighs next steps for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot amid reports of clotting -- Health -- |

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CBC Explains -- Why the U.S. recommended suspending Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, and what it means for Canada -- Benjamin Shingler -- Health -- |

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Photos - Canadian medical students in St. Vincent pull 'all-nighters' to help evacuees after volcano eruptions - Desmond Brown - Canada - Kitchener-Waterloo - | April 14 - |

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If a pill could ease your heartbreak or enhance your relationship, would you take it? -- Radio -- - -- Ideas -- |

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Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine -- Adam Miller -- Health -- |

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U.S. recommends 'pause' for Johnson & Johnson vaccine in response to 6 clot reports -- World -- |

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Tiny kingdom of Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days - World - | April 13

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Canada's COVID-19 case rate now tops U.S. rate. Here's what the experts say -- Benjamin Blum -- Health

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Second Opinion -- Coronavirus variants are testing the limits of what we once thought was safe in Canada -- Adam Miller -- Health -- |

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Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots -- Health -- |

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Top official admits China's COVID-19 vaccines have low efficacy -- Health -- |

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CBC EXPLAINS -- 'If you're sick, stay home' is a non-starter for many Canadians -- Stephanie Hogan -- Canada -- |

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3 STEPS TO BREAK THE BAD HABIT OF WORRY -- Radio -- - -- White Coat -- - -- Black Art

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Why comparing COVID-19 hospitalization numbers between provinces isn't apple to apples -- Robson Fletcher -- Canada -- - -- Calgary -- |

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Manitoba reports 1st variant death as more infectious coronavirus strains become more prevalent -- Caitlyn Gowriluk -- Canada -- - -- Manitoba -- |

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Analysis - After back-and-forth week, Quebec signals willingness to play by new rules set by COVID variants - Jonathan Montpetit - Canada - Montreal - | April 8 - |

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Video -- Study suggests vaccines may improve symptoms for some COVID-19 long-haulers -- Vik Adhopia -- Health -- |

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Hajdu publicizes delivery of 10 million vaccine doses as Ford blames federal rollout for shot delays - Catharine Tunney - Politics - | April 7 - |

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