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Katarina Pessina began administering COVID-19 vaccines in March this year....

The University of Toronto is bringing together researchers, pharmaceutical innovators and government partners to address gaps in Canada’s biomanufacturing ecosystem and discuss solutions for public health challenges such as COVID-19....

Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by Assistant Professor Keith Pardee of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, have developed a point-of-care diagnostic test using a widely available glucose meter that can be adapted to diagnose a number of diseases, including COVID-19....

University of Toronto researchers have identified a number of sources of “moral distress” for nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic – and they’re developing recommendations to help address the problem....

A University of Toronto researcher is launching a Black-run survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the African and Black diaspora....

Tara Moriarty has been tracking and reporting COVID-19 cases in long-term care since the pandemic began. So far, one in five Canadians diagnosed with the disease and living in these settings has died....

When COVID-19 emerged as a public health threat in early 2020, organizations representing health care workers sounded the alarm over concern over shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, two members of U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine are working toward a sustainable solution to ensure frontline workers who need PPE can access it. Denyse Richardson, an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, and Reena Kilian, Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine lead the ROSE Project....

New findings from Temerty Faculty of Medicine researchers may help explain why SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – can cause more severe inflammation and lung tissue damage than a regular, seasonal influenza virus....

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), hosted by the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, has received a $1.9 million investment from Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force to fund a study of COVID-19 seroprevalence across Canada....

Amid a rise in positive COVID-19 cases – and a reported backlog to book tests and receive results in Ontario – Health Canada has approved four rapid-testing devices that could return results within 15 minutes. University of Toronto researchers, meantime, are working on an approach that could produce results in five....