December 9, 2020 By Off

COVID-19 Canada | CTV News

Truth Tracker

  • Philippe Hujoel, a dentist and University of Washington professor, holds a toothbrush and toothpaste as he poses for a photo in an office at the school in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press)

    A U.K. dental expert has suggested that frequent tooth brushing could be used as a preventative measure against COVID-19 in a similar vein to hand washing, a claim Canadian experts say is unfounded but may have some truth.

  • President Donald Trump speaks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Twitter just added a warning label to a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump that claimed, without evidence, he is immune to coronavirus after his physician cleared him to resume public activities.

    A paramedic administers a nasal swab at a drive through, pop-up COVID-19 test centre outside the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

    While COVID-19 testing capacity has expanded across Canada, experts stress that the increased testing does not explain the worrisome trend in positive infections and that the ‘lagging indicators’ of hospitalization and deaths are still to come.

    A demonstrator holds her sign during a protest against measures to stop transmission of COVID-19, on Parliament hill, in Ottawa, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Researchers predict that widespread belief in pandemic conspiracy theories will hinder the uptake of a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available.

New Normal

  • The flexibility airlines and tour operators introduced this year is likely to continue. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

    Will travel post-vaccine go back to how things were, or has your vacation been irrevocably changed?

  • People dine at a temporary patio space on the street outside a restaurant as cyclists ride past in Vancouver, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Four experts on urban places say Canada’s cities have a chance to emerge better than ever.

    Skiers ride a chairlift at a ski hill. (Pexels/PhotoMIX Company)

    Canada’s ski resorts could become the go-to pandemic escape once the snow flies, with health protocols like contactless lift tickets, lockdown insurance and closed cafeterias.

    Fire pits are expected to be among this fall's hot sellers. (Pexels)

    Kitchen staples, winter sports gear, and outdoor heaters are expected to be among the hot-ticket consumer items as fall arrives in Canada.