Impact Stories | University of Waterloo

Most common masks, due to fit, filter only about 10 per cent of exhaled aerosol droplets....

The new models open the possibility of pre-assessment for drug and vaccine efficacy against the COVID-19 virus....

Unlike other population-level stressful events such as natural disasters, COVID-19 has not resulted in a net increase in smoking, according to a new study from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project, at the University of Waterloo....

Professor Niayesh Afshordi used his knowledge of modeling the mysteries of the Cosmos to start modeling the mysteries of COVID-19....

New tool uses AI technology to assess the severity of lung infections and inform treatment....

Twenty-minute saliva-based COVID-19 test may be coming soon to a pharmacy near you.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a new COVID-19 test that can be administered at home using saliva, aiming to deliver a positive or negative result in less than 20 minutes....

Despite investments and advancements in health care, there are societal changes needed as we recover from COVID-19. University of Waterloo history professor Heather MacDougall sheds some light on what we can learn from the past that could help improve the health and strength of our communities....

Josh Kalpin started out just trying to protect his own friends and family from COVID-19. A month later, the Waterloo Engineering alumnus has helped thousands of people across the country get shots in the arm as a core volunteer for a Twitter account that spreads the word on available vaccine appointments....

The AstraZeneca vaccine has recently been approved in Canada and is evaluated to be about 62 per cent effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus....