Jennifer Lee


Jennifer Lee is a CBC News reporter based in Calgary. She worked at CBC Toronto, Saskatoon and Regina, before landing in Calgary in 2002. If you have a health or human interest story to share, let her know.

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Calgary researcher hopes to improve ICU visitor restrictions during pandemic

Keeping visitors out of intensive care units when loved ones are fighting for their lives has taken a toll on patients, family members and care teams across the country during the pandemic, says a Calgary scientist looking to improve policies.

COVID-19 vaccine delays add another layer of angst for older Albertans

Uncertainty about COVID-19 vaccine availability is taking a toll on older Albertans who have been living in the shadow of the potentially deadly coronavirus for a full year.

Calgary ICUs still stretched even as COVID-19 case rates drop

Calgary's intensive care units remain under intense pressure as overall COVID-19 case counts, transmission rates and hospitalization numbers drop.

Calgary gets 2nd COVID clinic to treat long-haul respiratory problems

The clinic is set up to help people living in northeast Calgary who are struggling with long-term respiratory problems after a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Rapid screening test will help track coronavirus variants in Alberta

Alberta is ramping up its surveillance for two coronavirus variants — which have now been reported in the province — as a team of scientists at the provincial laboratory develop a quicker and easier test to identify cases and determine if and when the strains take root.

Nursing home worker calls for transparency as COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues

An Alberta health-care worker is raising questions about how front-line staff in long-term care homes are being prioritized for the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine.

Red Deer hospital ICU overflows as it faces wave of patients with COVID-19

Doctors in Red Deer say their hospital is under tremendous strain as it faces a wave of very sick COVID-19 patients.

Calgary maternity units give up beds as pandemic pressure grows

A Calgary doctor is worried about her patients as maternity units at city hospitals are forced to give up beds to help deal with COVID-19 pressures. But Alberta Health Services insists obstetrical care in the city is safe and there is plenty of room.

Calgary's adult hospitals peak at 107% capacity as they fill up with COVID-19 patients

Calgary doctors are facing distressing decisions as hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients. As of Wednesday, there were 202 COVID patients in Calgary hospitals, including 36 in intensive care.

Calgary doctors redeployed as hospitals face growing wave of COVID-19 patients

As Calgary hospitals begin to heave under a growing wave of very sick COVID-19 patients, plans originally drawn up in the spring to address a "worst-case scenario" are being unearthed and work is underway to rearrange and redeploy hundreds of health-care providers.