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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Q and A with the experts: Treatment options for mild COVID-19

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Q and A with the experts: Pharmacists to prescribe for minor ailments

New proposed regulations in Ontario will allow pharmacists to prescribe medication for 12 minor ailments. These proposed regulations have a public consultation window of 10 days before proceeding to cabinet for final approval.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Q and A with the experts: COVID-19 home treatment approved

Health Canada has approved Pfizer’s Paxlovid as the first oral and at-home prescription medication to treat COVID-19 in Canada.  

Kelly Grindrod, a pharmacist and University of Waterloo professor, answers common questions about this new drug.

Does Canada have any of this medication yet?

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Q and A with the experts: COVID-19 variants

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Omicron is the latest COVID-19 variant of concern, and it is expected to change the course of the pandemic. But how are variants formed, and what’s the threat level for people who are fully vaccinated?  Kelly Grindrod, a pharmacist and professor, and Trevor Charles, a professor in the University of Waterloo’s Department of Biology, provide answers to these questions.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Busting common myths about mRNA vaccines

mRNA vaccine is like a wanted poster that tells your body how to recognized COVID-19. It can't and won't change your DNA

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have fueled both hope and falsehood. Here, Professor Kelly Grindrod debunks the most common myths she and her colleagues have heard about the new COVID-19 protection.

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