Combatting monkeypox on the front lines keeps fear and stigma from gay communities, advocates say

As the manager of Steamworks Baths, a bathhouse in the Gay Village, Graeme Lamb has heard questions from patrons about the monkeypox virus. His clients want to know how to protect themselves and others. But the anxieties voiced are about more than the virus — it’s about the stigma and hate that could be directed … Read more

Toronto Public Health reports 3 more confirmed monkeypox cases – Toronto

Toronto Public Health has confirmed three more cases of monkeypox in the city. In a tweet posted Thursday afternoon, the health unit said as of 3 pm, there have been a total of five positive and 10 negative cases. Five cases remain under investigation. The health unit said it will continue to update the public … Read more

Toronto investigating new suspected, probable cases of monkeypox

Toronto Public Health is investigating two new suspected cases and one probable case of monkeypox, the agency announced Wednesday. “All three individuals are men (two in their 30s and one in their 20s) and are doing well,” said a spokesperson in an email. “One of the three individuals had traveled to Montreal and was a … Read more

Canada has 15 confirmed cases of monkeypox, what you need to know

10 more cases of monkeypox were confirmed in Quebec Tuesday, bringing Canada’s total case count to 15. It was only the week before that the province reported its first case of the virus. The Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, said in a statement Tuesday that Canada can expect more cases to be confirmed in … Read more

Toronto to host pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic along St. Patrick’s Day Parade route – Toronto

Toronto will be hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Sunday, along the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade route. In a tweet Saturday morning, Toronto Mayor John Tory said the pop-up clinic will be held in partnership with Toronto Public Health and St. Patrick’s Toronto. According to Tory, the clinic will be held on March … Read more

Toronto should drop COVID-19 mask mandate when province does, city’s top doctor says – Toronto

Toronto’s Medical Officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa is recommending the city’s COVID-19 mask bylaw should expire when the province lifts it’s masking regulation late this month. In a statement emailed to Global News on Wednesday, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said the Omicron wave in the city “has peaked and is now subsidizing across … Read more