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Stethoscope and globe

Nature is having its own way, says UM virology expert

March 31, 2020 — 
UM medical microbiologist and virology expert Dr. Kevin Coombs says that what we are seeing play out in the world today is nature is taking its course.

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CBC: Tap into Manitoba’s scientific community for help during pandemic, scientist says

March 30, 2020 — 
Prof. Jason Kindrachuk weighs in

Microscope and slide

A treatment for COVID-19 will be found, reassures UM virologist

March 30, 2020 — 
Winnipeg Free Press story notes that Dr. Yao is the lead investigator of a research team at UM studying a potential vaccine for COVID-19, one of six proposals selected by the federal government this month

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Courageous UM Med student just one of Winnipeg’s heroes

March 28, 2020 — 
A feature article on local heroes by Winnipeg Free Press reporters Ben Waldman, Joyanne Pursaga and Ryan Thorpe includes a short profile of UM medical student Juan Mohadeb

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“Correlation does not equal causation,” says UM COVID-19 researcher

March 27, 2020 — 
Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, UM assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses, cautions that herbal or folk remedies against COVID-19 aren't to be trusted.

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People stand in silhouette holding hands.

Op-ed: Social resilience is key to emerging from this pandemic stronger and better

March 26, 2020 — 
'If our governments can create and sustain public morale over an indefinitely long period of time then it’s possible we will emerge from the pandemic as a stronger, fairer and more cohesive society'

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Kirsten Hillman, US Ambassador

UM alumna appointed Ambassador to USA

March 26, 2020 — 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed UM alumna Ms. Kirsten Hillman (BA/90) as Ambassador to the United States.

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Radio Canada International: Health authorities dealing with ‘fundamental shift’ in COVID-19 spread

March 25, 2020 — 
Professor Jason Kindrachuk explains

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a stethoscope wraps around the globe

CBC: UM med students step up to volunteer in fight against COVID-19

March 24, 2020 — 
Over 200 students in medical, dentistry, pharmacy, other faculties volunteering

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Asper School of Business

Wpg Free Press: Economist feels markets behaving exactly as expected in times of fear, uncertainty

March 23, 2020 — 
Chi Liao, a behavioural finance expert in the Asper School of Business, shares her thoughts

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