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UM COVID-19 researcher given ‘extraordinary first virtual citizenship ceremony’

April 3, 2020 — 
A University of Manitoba researcher who is scheduled to soon begin a study on supply chain management issues in the era of COVID-19 is the first person awarded Canadian citizenship through a virtual citizenship ceremony

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Secretary-General António Guterres holds a virtual press conference to release a report on the impact of his call for a global ceasefire during the COVID-19 outbreak. // UN photo/Loey Felipe

Appeal for global ceasefire

April 3, 2020 — 
In late 2018, the University of Manitoba was recognized for its ongoing research and initiatives that contribute to developments in clean water and sanitation and named the United Nations Academic Impact Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 6

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DIY COVID tests not always accurate, says UM virologist

April 3, 2020 — 
A UM expert on infectious diseases warns that Do-It-Yourself or at-home COVID-19 tests that are being sold commercially may not be completely accurate.

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Large gatherings of people lead to more infections, says UM virologist

April 3, 2020 — 
In a CBC news story, infectious disease expert Dr. Jason Kindrachuk says that we know more about the spread of COVID-19 and that a lot more people can be at risk and can unknowingly be carriers.

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UM helps with pandemic preparedness in India

April 3, 2020 — 
A University of Manitoba-led health unit is helping the most populous state in India prepare for the escalation of COVID-19.

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Op-ed: Online counselling tool raises questions

April 3, 2020 — 
It's a great idea, in principle: the Manitoba government has announced a program to provide online therapy to people during the COVID-19 pandemic. But...

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Op-ed: Manitoba must boost testing capacity

April 3, 2020 — 
'Manitoba has largely limited testing to those who’ve travelled, been in contact with someone who has travelled or already been diagnosed with COVID-19, and health-care workers'

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UM researcher leads study on effective N95 mask decontamination during COVID-19 crisis

April 2, 2020 — 
University of Manitoba clinician-scientists and their research partners at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have identified effective standard hospital sterilization techniques that may enable in-demand N95 masks to be sterilized up to 10 times for reuse in clinical settings

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CBC: Researchers report answer to global shortage of N95 masks amid COVID-19 crisis

April 2, 2020 — 
UM's Anand Kumar, professor of medicine, said preliminary results suggest some masks could be decontaminated and reused up to 10 times

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Nursing students provide ‘vital work’, join Health Links in fight against COVID-19

April 1, 2020 — 
UM nursing students working directly in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus

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