PM Trudeau announces major funding for virtual health care, antibody research

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The federal government will spend more than $240 million to make it easier for mental health care and other medical services to take place online. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made that announcement Sunday, saying the funding will go toward new platforms for mental health care and primary care, as well as expansions of existing virtual care supports. Trudeau also announced Sunday that the government will give more than $175 million to AbCellera, a Vancouver-based company that says it has isolated hundreds of antibodies that could be used in a potential COVID-19 treatment. AbCellera has said it could be ready to test its antibody therapy on humans as soon as July.