Scale of unemployment underscores urgency of additional emergency relief funds

Democratic lawmakers in Congress are clashing with the White House and Republicans over a new multibillion-dollar stimulus package for the US economy, even as a dire jobs report revealed the damage to the labour market caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Citing Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Depression-era New Deal as a precedent, […]

New research finds promising drugs that could be repurposed to treat COVID-19, including medication already approved for cancer and type 2 diabetes.

By mapping interactions between human proteins and the new coronavirus, researchers have pinpointed 29 potential treatments using drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a wide range of other conditions. There is currently no vaccine or antiviral drug with proven efficacy against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that […]

As provinces move forward with phased approaches to lifting restrictions put in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, premiers are facing decisions around whether to introduce regional or local variation. Here’s a look at what’s happening in Canada, the U…

The latest:  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be more support from the federal government to help certain sectors of the economy reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trudeau made the promise Friday, without getting into specifics, as he announced an extension to Ottawa’s emergency wage-subsidy program […]