Vaccine

Delay of second doses of COVID-19 vaccines has epidemiological benefits, but long-term effects depend on strength of immunity

Published: 9Mar2021

Delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines should reduce case numbers in the near term; however, the longer term case burden and the potential for evolution of viral ‘escape’ from immunity will...

Long-term COVID-19 containment will be shaped by strength and duration of natural, vaccine-induced immunity

Published: 28Sep2020

New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19. In...

Expert opinion: COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely before fall 2021

Published: 1Oct2020

Experts working in the field of vaccine development tend to believe that an effective vaccine is not likely to be available for the general public before the fall of 2021. In a paper published...

CTV NEWS | Hundreds of Canadians willing to be infected with coronavirus to speed vaccine research

Published: 19May2020

Thousands of healthy volunteers, including hundreds of Canadians, have offered to try getting injected with a potential vaccine and then purposely becoming infected with COVID-19 to test if the...

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...

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

Published: 14May2018

A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at...

Educating the immune system to prevent allergies

Published: 14May2015

With the arrival of spring, millions of Canadians have begun their annual ritual of sneezing and wheezing due to seasonal allergies. A research team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital from the...

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