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Lifting restrictions could cause anxiety for many as unknowns persist, experts say

As provinces begin lifting COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, psychology experts expect stress and anxiety to run high among those who remain wary of letting their guards down.

Vaccine allergy? Experts say most past reactions not valid reason for exemptions

Allergists across the country have safely inoculated most patients who come into their clinics, regardless of allergy history, says an Ontario doctor who's noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments after the government began implementing COVID-19 vaccine certificates last month.

'Waning immunity?' Some experts say term leads to false understanding of COVID-19 vaccines

Some experts say use of the term "waning immunity" to justify whether a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine booster is needed can give people a false understanding of how the immune system works.

Canada's Leylah Fernandez turning heads with big wins at U.S. Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez has continued her rise at the U.S. Open, reaching the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time and igniting a youth movement at the tournament.

Transplant patients see boost in COVID-19 protection after 3rd vaccine dose, study suggests

A study from Toronto's University Health Network suggests a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine boosts immunity in transplant recipients.

Canadian Olympians praise Biles, relate to mental health struggles on big stage

Canadian Olympians Dara Howell and Cynthia Appiah commended U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles' decision to pull out of the team final and all-around competition at Tokyo 2020 to focus on her mental health.

Bianca Andreescu has high hopes for Canadian tennis team at Tokyo

Bianca Andreescu grew up watching tennis at the Olympics, envisioning herself one day competing for Canada with a gold medal on the line.

Reopening anxiety: experts say shaking lockdown habits will be hard for some

Some experts say some post-pandemic apprehension is to be expected after 16 months of living with COVID-19.

10 weeks or 12? Expert says slight difference in AZ dosing interval likely negligible

The second dose interval for AstraZeneca vaccines are being reduced to avoid spoilage, but a pathobiologist says it doesn't matter.

Families, experts say long-term care report shows pandemic lessons can't be ignored

The spotlight on Ontario's long-term care sector must not be allowed to dim again, observers said the day after the release of a scathing report outlining the province's neglect of the facilities in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.