COVID-19

Implications of serology testing in Canada

Published: 4Aug2020

Serology testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) will be useful for public health decisions and research but will not have wide application for clinical care,...

COVID-19 pandemic causes a seismic noise quiet period in 2020

Published: 23Jul2020

Research published in the journal Science has shown that lockdown measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 led to a 50% reduction in seismic noise observed around the world in early to mid 2020.

COVID-19: Social media users more likely to believe false information

Published: 29Jul2020

A new study led by researchers at McGill University finds that people who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19. Those that consume more traditional...

MONTREAL GAZETTE | Pandemic fatigue is real, but there are ways to deal with it, prof says

Published: 28Jul2020

The signs of ‘pandemic fatigue’ are out there, from the people who feel exhausted to the ones who have become less diligent about physical distancing and washing their hands. It’s not surprising...

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...

Experts: Summer in the time of COVID-19

Published: 22Jun2020

The arrival of warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere raises the question of whether summer could slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. While warmer weather typically ends the annual flu...

Hydroxychloroquine shortages: when the enthusiasm for a potential cure affects patients

Published: 25Jun2020

Amid initial public and scientific optimism for hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a potential treatment for COVID-19, health care professionals raised concerns about shortages of this inexpensive drug,...

The neurobiology of social distance

Published: 8Jun2020

Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. A new paper published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences explores the...

NATIONAL POST | Hydroxychloroquine study finds drug is no more effective than placebo

Published: 4Jun2020

Hydroxychloroquine is not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 in people exposed to the novel coronavirus, a new study involving Canadian researchers concludes. The results are...

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