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SK Government: Update to COVID-19 Self-Isolation, Close Contact Protocols

January 27, 2022 Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 response must transition to adapt to the challenges of the current Omicron wave, taking into account the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant, as well as wide adoption of at-home rapid testing and the proven effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations. Effective this Friday, January 28, residents who receive a positive test […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2022157 Views

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SK Government – Stick it to COVID: Paxlovid Available to Eligible Residents January 26

January 25, 2022 Paxlovid, the first Health Canada-approved oral antiviral (pill) to treat COVID-19, will be available for eligible residents starting Wednesday, January 26. Eligibility Paxlovid is for treatment of symptomatic COVID-19 after a positive test — not for prevention of COVID-19 infection. It is taken in tablet form twice a day for five days. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2022139 Views

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Indigenous woman hopes racist comments made at Regina General ER will result in valuable health-care lesson – Global News

January 25, 2022 Janelle Orcherton is sharing the story of racist comments she says were made to her during a recent trip to the Regina General Hospital (RGH) at the end of November. She hopes it will be a valuable lesson for health-care workers in Saskatchewan. Orcherton took a bad fall and suffered a concussion, sprained […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202260 Views

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SK Government: Province Launches Public Awareness Campaign On Mental Health And Addictions

January 24, 2022 The provincial government is launching a public awareness campaign to help address the stigma often experienced by those facing mental health and addictions issues. The campaign theme, There is Help, There is Hope, focuses on changing the underlying attitudes, behaviors and beliefs that contribute to stigma surrounding mental health and addictions. It features Saskatchewan […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 2022172 Views

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Remote First Nations will be prioritized in rollout of COVID-19 treatment drug, Indigenous Services Canada says – CTV News

Prince Albert – People living in remote, isolated Indigenous communities, who are at greater risk of getting COVID-19, have been prioritized to receive some of the first shipments of a newly approved Pfizer drug to treat the illness, according to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). “We’ve worked with our colleagues at public health agencies, provinces and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202261 Views

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Northern Indigenous communities in Sask. face rising COVID-19 cases – CBC

Jan 17, 2022 Government needs to address inequalities in Indigenous communities: federal minister Communities in the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in northern Saskatchewan have high vaccination rates, but despite that, they’re facing more new cases of COVID-19 — the first signs of the pandemic’s fifth wave in Saskatchewan’s north. The Omicron coronavirus variant has […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2022129 Views

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Elder praises feds for giving cash to help MMIWG families – APTN News

Jan 13, 2022 What sounds like a small federal grant should make a big difference in the lives of some grieving families, a First Nations elder says. “Miigwetch for giving funding so that we can go on,” Lorna Standingready told Justice Minister David Lametti during a virtual announcement Thursday. “It costs to travel when there’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2022131 Views

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Community of La Loche and Sask Polytech are co-creators bringing culturally responsive wellness initiatives into virtual reality through the Sekwe’ha applied research project

Mental health supports aren’t equally available to all people across Canada—and major work lies ahead to make that a reality. To help address this need, a Saskatchewan Polytechnic applied research project is investigating the creation of innovative mental health supports for Indigenous youth using virtual reality. The Sekwe’ha: A community-based research approach to virtual mental […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2022153 Views

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SK Government: Public Health Orders Extended to February 28

January 12, 2022 Saskatchewan’s current public health orders will be extended to February 28, 2022. Under the current public health orders, masking is mandatory in all indoor public spaces including schools; mandatory self-isolation is required for all cases and non or partially vaccinated close contacts who are symptom-free; and proof of vaccination or negative test […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2022189 Views

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SK Government: Third Dose/Booster Data Available in Vaccination and Breakthrough Report

January 11, 2022 Based on the COVID-19 Vaccination and Breakthrough Infections report for the month of December, COVID-19 vaccinations continue to protect against the more severe COVID-19 illnesses.  Of the 4,621 December cases, only 65 (1.4 per cent) cases were hospitalized.  Estimated ICU rates were 3.5/100,000 for the unvaccinated and 0.4/100,000 in those with the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 202267 Views

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