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How mourners became COVID-19 patients, and then targets of online hate

Pointing fingers online It didn’t take long for word to spread about the Caul’s case, and the finger-pointing and blame came nearly just as swift. Local Facebook groups dedicated to sharing COVID-19 information became a hub for rumour and conjecture, as did the comment sections of news articles. “It’s very emotional. I get […]

2 new cases of COVID-19 in N.L., bringing total to 228

Janice Fitzgerald, the chief medical officer of health, speaks Tuesday at a media briefing at Confederation Building. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) Newfoundland and Labrador has two new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours — the smallest single-day increase since March 21 — bringing the province’s total to 228. Chief medical officer of health […]

COMMENTARY: How and Why We Fish (Part 1)

COMMENTARY: How and Why We Fish (Part 1) Source: https://theindependent.ca/2020/04/07/commentary-how-and-why-we-fish-part-1/Aggregated from: The Indy

COVID-19 briefing scheduled to start at 2 p.m. NT

A daily update on COVID-19 for Newfoundland and Labrador will come at 2 p.m. NT, on the heels of dramatic revelations on Monday that a second person had died of the highly infectious disease, and that coronavirus had found its way for the first time into a long-term care setting.   Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the chief medical […]

‘There is fear here:’ St. Lawrence mayor concerned after COVID-19 strikes long-term care home

The mayor of St. Lawrence says news of the first COVID-19 case in a long-term care facility in the province has hit his community hard as they wait for further testing. “There is a fear here,” Paul Pike told CBC News. “In this community we have one store and one post office and so on […]

‘There is fear here:’ St. Lawrence mayor concerned after COVID-19 strikes long-term care home

The mayor of St. Lawrence says news of the first COVID-19 case in a long-term care facility in the province has hit his community hard as they wait for further testing. “There is a fear here,” Paul Pike told CBC News. “In this community we have one store and one post office and so on […]

2nd COVID-19 death revealed; disease moves for 1st time into long-term care

Janice Fitzgerald, the chief medical officer of health, disclosed Monday that Newfoundland and Labrador has recorded its second death from COVID-19. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) There has been a second death from COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, and for the first time, a case has been found within a long-term care facility. Nine new […]

Staff at Eastern Health told to sterilize, reuse N95 masks

Without a guaranteed supply of masks, the largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador has begun collecting used masks to sterilize them with vaporized hydrogen peroxide. A letter was sent to all Eastern Health employees on Friday, telling them bins would be set up around hospitals for them to place their masks in after they […]

Trouble sleeping? Don’t worry — it’s normal during tough times

With a global pandemic wreaking havoc on all aspects of human life, Dr. Sheila Garland says it’s perfectly normal to be losing some sleep right now. As a clinical psychologist at Memorial University, part of her research has been about the effects of devastating news on sleep habits. She primarily followed breast and prostate cancer […]

Premier blasts Donald Trump as N.L. discloses new COVID-19 cases

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald told reporters Saturday that government’s goal is to identify and prevent the spread of COVID-19 at all provincial health care facilities. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) There are 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Sunday, according to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice […]

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