Impact Stories | Coronavirus

New data from McMaster researchers provides compelling evidence reinforcing booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines for residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes and assisted living facilities....

Understanding interactions between drugs and viruses will be key to building better antivirals and being ready for the next pandemic, says researcher....

The Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net), led by the University of Ottawa’s Marc-André Langlois, has received a $9-million grant extension from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to continue its rapid research efforts on variants of concern and variants of interest....

A McMaster University study has found that adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at increased risk of worsening mobility and physical function, even in the absence of hospitalization for the virus....

Adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at greater risk of worsening mobility and physical function even if hospitalization is not required to treat the virus, according to new research out of Dalhousie and other Canadian universities....

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has discovered insights into the structure of the virus that causes COVID-19, possibly leading to new treatment options....

A UM research team is examining how being on a ventilator affects a patient’s vascular (circulatory) system, and how those effects may be connected to organ damage beyond the lungs.

A ventilator, often used in the intensive care unit (ICU), is a bedside machine that mechanically pushes air into the lungs of a patient who needs help breathing. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the public’s awareness of the machines’ lifesaving importance....

Researchers at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary have teamed up to expand their COVID-19 wastewater monitoring programs across the province. The joint effort monitors the wastewater of approximately 3.2 million people or nearly three-quarters of the population of Alberta, via sampling at 17 wastewater treatment plants and facilities across the province. The Government of Alberta has provided $3.4 million in funding to support the program.... 

Real-time infection rates to be tracked on public website.

Alberta can now track the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in nearly 75 per cent of the population thanks to the new Pan-Alberta Network for Wastewater-based SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring announced today....