COVID-19

Canadian impacts: Research to address COVID-19

The projects featured in the stories below illustrate the breadth of Canadian expertise and the power of research to make a difference in the lives of people across the country and around the world—even during a crisis. 

Overview

The projects featured in this story highlight the various ways in which health research is contributing to Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northern light: How Canadian research offers hope in the fight against COVID-19

Medical countermeasures

Research in this category includes work related to diagnostics, treatment, vaccine development, and tracking the transmission of the virus.

Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh
Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine

Recovery and recurrence: Untangling the risk of COVID-19 reinfection

Dr. Allison McGeer
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health

Mind the (data) gap: Filling in the blanks during a pandemic

Dr. Stephen Freedman
University of Calgary

How are kids affected by COVID-19?

Policy and social countermeasures

Research in this category includes work related to the social impacts of the pandemic, public health responses, regulations, and communication.

Dr. David B. Nicholas
University of Calgary

Children and families in the time of COVID-19

Indigenous health research

Chief Wayne Christian
Chief of Splatsin
Tribal Chief of Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Dr. Patricia Spittal
University of British Columbia

Dr. Stephane McLachlan, University of Manitoba

Dr. Myrle Ballard, University of Manitoba

Dr. Ramona Neckoway, University College of the North

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