COVID News - September 23rd The latest on kids and COVID
17 years ago a professor warned TV viewers that a pandemic was inevitable. The New York Times has gone back to him to get some ideas about stopping the next one. After all, we missed this one:
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Canadian researchers are among the many scientists around the world finding ways to meet the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. We can't introduce you to all the projects underway but here is a small sample of the Canadian efforts.
Check back a couple of times a week as we will be posting new insights into COVID-19 research taking place in Canada.
News you can trust because we have checked it for you first. The facts and figures around the pandemic change rapidly so we will be updating this section regularly. Here are some headlines for September23rd.
COVID-19 Testing Lab Shows How Colleges Can Reopen Safely. If post-secondary institutions are to re-open safely (and stay open) it is important that the testing capacity is high with the results coming back quickly. 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. are working together to get it right.
Listen: Growth of misinformation around COVID-19. CBC Radio's Alberta at Noon was joined by Tim Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta for a phone-in segment on COVID information and misinformation.
Explore CanCOGeN. The Canadian COVID-19 Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) is a Genome Canada led cross-agency initiative for large-scale SARS-CoV-2 and human host sequencing to track viral origin, spread and evolution, and characterize the role of human genetics in COVID-19. The new website will keep you up-to-date on the activities of the network.