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The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have fueled both hope and falsehood. Here, Professor Kelly Grindrod debunks the most common myths she and her colleagues have heard about the new COVID-19 protection....

Understanding and supporting vulnerable children and adolescents.

For young people, the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging. Social distancing measures, the disruption to daily routines, and the transition to distance learning have created an environment of uncertainty and stress – one with the potential to have negative and longstanding effects on their mental health....

Open-source project takes next step with release of new models, largest datasets of CT scans....

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, dental school students, faculty, and support staff are among the few groups who have returned to on-site activities at universities across Canada....

On March 17, 2020, Queen’s Park declared a state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to protect the health and safety of individuals and families in Ontario. Among the measures was the cancellation of elective procedures — surgeries scheduled sometimes months in advance — to create capacity for hospitals in case they experienced a massive surge in COVID-19 patients....

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....

New University of Alberta research aims to make medical gowns and masks even safer for front-line health-care workers....

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

A new variant of coronavirus has swept across the United Kingdom and been detected in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. Scientists are concerned that these new strains may spread more easily....

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....