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Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

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Omicron could boost waning immunity, blood tests show - Canadian Press, January 6, 2022

Published: 14 January 2022

Dr. Timothy Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean at the School of Population and Global Health and Executive Director of Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Secretariat is among the experts quoted by the Canadian Press. The story was widely covered in Canadian publications.

"Tests on around 9,000 donated blood samples from across Canada show that antibodies in the blood which fight the virus declined in October among all age groups, with experts saying the waning immunity is likely to have continued in November and December.

But the head of the government's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force says that the highly contagious Omicron variant may offer an "immune dividend" offering fresh protection against future infection."

Read the piece in CTV news

In French, Read the piece on Radio-Canada

 

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