Catherine Hankins

New study offers first glimpse into how widespread COVID-19 antibodies are in Canada’s adult population

Published: 23Jul2020

Today, Canadian Blood Services and Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) are releasing initial results of the first 10,000 blood donor samples assessed for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. This...

CBC | A pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS, star Quebec researcher turns to quest for COVID-19 immunity

Published: 11May2020

When Catherine Hankins first arrived in Montreal in 1986, she never expected she'd get into a spat with the provincial health minister. But eight months into a job in Montreal's public health...

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | Canada’s immunity task force takes aim at pressing COVID-19 questions

Published: 4May2020

After one week on the job, members of the federal government’s new immunity task force say they are coming to grips with a towering wall of uncertainty that obscures the true extent of COVID-19 in...

CBC | Health expert warns reopening provincial economies will be 'tricky'

Published: 4May2020

Some provinces will begin reopening their economies next week, a move one public health expert described as a delicate experiment — because so little is known about how many people are immune to...

Canada launches serological testing initiative to help manage COVID-19

Published: 23Apr2020

The Government of Canada is launching a task force to measure the scope of coronavirus infection in Canada and rapidly provide information needed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and safely get...

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