Taiwanese official reveals China suspected ‘human to human’ transmission by January 13

On January 14, Maria Van Kerkove, the acting head of the WHO emerging diseases unit, told a Geneva press conference that the health body was preparing for the possibility of a wider outbreak as information indicated “it is possible that there is limited human-to-human transmission, potentially among families.” However, the global health body appeared to […]

Coronavirus mutations: Scientists puzzle over impact

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Researchers have been tracking changes to the ‘spike’ of the virus Researchers in the US and UK have identified hundreds of mutations to the virus which causes the disease Covid-19. But none has yet established what this will mean for virus spread in the population and for how effective […]

‘We do not want to start a civil war’: Fight grows over seasonal access to cottages during COVID-19

The approach of Victoria Day long weekend — the starting pistol for cottage travel for many in Ontario and across the country — coinciding with a deadly pandemic brings fear of “a civil war” between cottagers and residents of Canada’s waterfront regions. With concerns that cottage owners from cities with higher COVID-19 caseloads may spread […]