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Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trials
22 days ago

Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trials

The vaccine, created by Providence Therapeutics, will be manufactured in Calgary if it is approved by Health Canada.
Radio-Canada awards 2020 Scientist of the Year to four researchers creating data modelling for COVID-19
24 days ago

Radio-Canada awards 2020 Scientist of the Year to four researchers creating data modelling for COVID-19

The winners developed mathematical models that helped to predict or simulate how COVID-19 would spread within Canada.
Federal government provides $6 million in funding for national clinical trials network on COVID-19
a month ago

Federal government provides $6 million in funding for national clinical trials network on COVID-19

Dr. Rob Fowler of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto is heading up the network along with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19
a month ago

Researchers at Western University have created a better antibody test for COVID-19

The new test delivers more accurate results than others already on the market, in just five minutes.
Maclean’s They Were Loved project aims to honour each Canadian lost to COVID-19
a month ago

Maclean’s They Were Loved project aims to honour each Canadian lost to COVID-19

The partnership between the magazine and Canadian journalism schools hopes to create a central repository of obituaries for those who have died from the disease.
By Canada Day, more than two-thirds of Ottawans may be vaccinated against COVID-19
a month ago

By Canada Day, more than two-thirds of Ottawans may be vaccinated against COVID-19

The city’s public health officials expect to receive enough doses to vaccinate around 680,000 people by July 1.
Carleton University researchers employ serious computing power to create COVID-19 treatment
2 months ago

Carleton University researchers employ serious computing power to create COVID-19 treatment

The team is using artificial intelligence and a supercomputer to build synthetic proteins that help the immune system fight off the virus.
100 made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators coming soon to hospitals in that province
2 months ago

100 made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators coming soon to hospitals in that province

A collaborative effort by three major organizations helped make it possible to manufacture the devices locally and get them into health care facilities quickly.
COVID-19 vaccines could begin Canadian distribution later this month
3 months ago

COVID-19 vaccines could begin Canadian distribution later this month

The first vaccines should be approved by Health Canada very soon, and 3 million Canadians could receive a shot in the first quarter of 2021
New biobank at University of Toronto will support wide range of COVID-19 research
3 months ago

New biobank at University of Toronto will support wide range of COVID-19 research

The biobank, led by a team from SickKids hospital, will securely house and collect biologic samples from across Toronto and make it easier for researchers to conduct studies on the virus.
Research project aims to improve health care and reduce COVID-19 in African, Caribbean, and Black communities
3 months ago

Research project aims to improve health care and reduce COVID-19 in African, Caribbean, and Black communities

Dr. Josephine Etowa and her team at the University of Ottawa are conducting participatory research with these populations, who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
Creative approaches help get flu shots safely to Vancouver residents
3 months ago

Creative approaches help get flu shots safely to Vancouver residents

Physicians in the Vancouver area say the planning and execution of this year’s unusual flu shot clinics will also help when it’s time to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine.
How many masks a day? This Ottawa manufacturer is shooting for one million
3 months ago

How many masks a day? This Ottawa manufacturer is shooting for one million

Viral Clean is already making 40,000 masks every day, but a major expansion of their facility will increase their output of both medical and fabric masks.
100,000 rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived in Canada
4 months ago

100,000 rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived in Canada

The federal government says the tests, which do not need to be sent to a lab for processing, are being distributed to provinces as needed, and many more are on the way
New drive-up clinic to support CHEO’s mental health patients during pandemic
4 months ago

New drive-up clinic to support CHEO’s mental health patients during pandemic

The clinic will allow doctors to check the vital signs of children and youth who are under mental health care, something that cannot be done remotely.
Researchers at Fanshawe College develop artificial coronavirus to test the effectiveness of new treatments
4 months ago

Researchers at Fanshawe College develop artificial coronavirus to test the effectiveness of new treatments

The lab-created “replicon” is non-infectious but can be used to determine whether a drug treatment will work against COVID-19.
Donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation offers a major boost to long-term care improvement initiative
4 months ago

Donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation offers a major boost to long-term care improvement initiative

The $2 million grant to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program will double its current funding.
Volunteers installed hand washing stations around Toronto for those experiencing homelessness
5 months ago

Volunteers installed hand washing stations around Toronto for those experiencing homelessness

CleanHandsTO has installed public hand washing stations at eight locations across Toronto, with more on the way.
Rapid antigen test for COVID-19 developed in Nova Scotia lab
5 months ago

Rapid antigen test for COVID-19 developed in Nova Scotia lab

Sona Nanotech in Dartmouth is awaiting Health Canada approval for its 15-minute test, which could ease pressure on Canada’s health care system.
uOttawa researchers working on COVID-19 antibodies and nasal spray vaccine—and llamas are involved
5 months ago

uOttawa researchers working on COVID-19 antibodies and nasal spray vaccine—and llamas are involved

The ambitious multi-lab project just received $1 million in funding from CIHR to help create therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies and a vaccine.
Robotic ultrasound technology now being used in remote Saskatchewan communities
5 months ago

Robotic ultrasound technology now being used in remote Saskatchewan communities

The new system piloted during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic also reduced the risk of transmission for health care workers and patients.
Ontario health researchers testing sewage to pick up early warning signs of COVID-19 infection
5 months ago

Ontario health researchers testing sewage to pick up early warning signs of COVID-19 infection

Workers in Durham Region are sampling and monitoring wastewater to detect the virus and advise public health about infections in specific areas.
New online tracker offers real-time updates on potential COVID-19 vaccines
5 months ago

New online tracker offers real-time updates on potential COVID-19 vaccines

McGill epidemiologist Nicole Basta’s team has created an interactive vaccine tracker to ensure the public is receiving verified, timely, and trustworthy information.
COVID Alert smartphone application now available in Ontario
7 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.
Health Canada approves use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients
7 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%.