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2 months ago

Exploring alternate infection pathways for COVID-19

Researchers from McMaster and the University of Waterloo received funding to investigate how the SARS-CoV-2 virus enters the body, and how that can inform care of at-risk individuals.
2 months ago

Eastern Ontario couple separated by COVID-19 enjoy anniversary visit

Staff members at their respective care homes helped Harry and Arlie Beckstead celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary together, even with pandemic precautions in place.
2 months ago

Mask study: N95 respirator best, neck fleece worst at preventing COVID-19 infection

A comparative study of 14 different mask designs provides insight and guidance for keeping Canadians safe.
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "Be present, be kind, and share joy."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
2 months ago

Asymptomatic testing now available at Alberta pharmacies

After running a successful pilot program, Alberta Health Services has recently expanded efforts to provide coronavirus testing to asymptomatic individuals at local pharmacies.
2 months ago

Newfoundland artists painting portraits of workers on the front lines of COVID-19

The concept originated in the UK and has been taken up by artists from across Newfoundland and Labrador, who are creating images of health workers and others whose labour is essential.
3 months ago

COVID Alert smartphone application now available in Ontario

The app uses Bluetooth to determine whether your phone has been in close contact with the phone of another app user who reports testing positive for COVID-19.
3 months ago

The Infectious Disease Working Group: reaching out to Toronto neighbourhoods hard hit by COVID-19

Recent grads from the University of Toronto banded together to support communities that are struggling because of the pandemic. Their latest project is a resource tracker that helps people find mental health, employment, and child care services.
3 months ago

Young entrepreneur creates ear protectors for healthcare workers, donates profits to the Ottawa Food Bank

11-year-old Alex Pound is using his 3D printer to make and then donate ear protectors for frontline workers who have to wear a mask all day.
3 months ago

Health Canada approves use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

Antiviral medication has been shown to shorten COVID-19 recovery time by 31%.
3 months ago

Brass band offers a harmonious thank you to frontline workers in London, Ontario

The London Symphonia Brass Quintet took their show on the road to play for staff and patients at two local hospitals and a long-term care home.
3 months ago

New video teaches kids about getting tested for COVID-19

Inspired by his daughter’s curiosity, a microbiologist at BC Children’s Hospital created a video to help prepare children for the coronavirus swab test.
3 months ago

26hr photo project: "I think 26hr call is really hard..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
3 months ago

Montreal teenager opens store specializing in COVID-19 care products

When her summer job was cancelled due to COVID-19, Vanessa Vassalos wanted to find a way to give back to the community.
3 months ago

Protecting cancer patients from COVID-19

A new clinical trial led by Ottawa Hospital researchers focuses on stimulating the immunity of cancer patients, to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses that could cause delays in treatment.
3 months ago

'Colours for COVID' campaign raises funds for Toronto hospital

Logan Lass started tie-dye project to support doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital.
3 months ago

Dr. Jane Philpott co-edits 'Vulnerable', a comprehensive textbook on COVID-19

The former Liberal cabinet minister, along with several colleagues, collaborated to edit the new publication, titled Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19.
3 months ago

Several COVID-19 antibody studies underway in Quebec

Quebec research will reveal prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in general population and specific vulnerable groups.
3 months ago

New platform helps businesses and charities get PPE more quickly and efficiently

CovidPPEHelp, created by faculty members at the Rotman School of Management, connects those who need equipment with manufacturers and suppliers, and enables donations of PPE to charities.
3 months ago

Canadian-made antimicrobial mask coating found to deactivate 99% of the virus that causes COVID-19

Developed by a Quebec company, and tested at the University of Toronto, this new mask coating could be beneficial to healthcare workers.
3 months ago

26hr photo project: "It is both very humbling, and very inspiring."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
3 months ago

Toronto artist raises funds for the Ottawa Hospital with new line of fine art masks

Featuring landscape prints selected by the artist, Darlene Kulig, these Canadian-sourced masks are designed to mimic a smile and intended to evoke happiness. A portion of each sale is going to The Craig Kulig Memorial Fund to help fund cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital.
3 months ago

These Toronto doctors prescribed free cellphones and prepaid SIM cards

The group provided phones to patients who didn’t have one, so they could contact medical and other necessary services, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive.
3 months ago

Vancouver study analyzes which COVID-19 patients are at greatest risk of organ failure

UBC study aims to help identify COVID-19 patients in need of critical care.
3 months ago

Children’s hospital offers tips for parents on kids and mask-wearing

The team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has created a comprehensive tip sheet for families with children who may find it challenging to wear a mask.
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