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COVID-19 outreach and research News Archive

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Community discussion: Being Queer in the time of Covid-19

September 22, 2020 — 
Join us at 11:30 a.m. (CDT) on on Oct. 7, 2020, via Zoom for an open discussion

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Three UM researchers to quickly investigate COVID-19’s knock-on effects

September 21, 2020 — 
Helping the old, the young and the abused

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Deciding the Fair Priority for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

September 9, 2020 — 
UM philosopher RJ Leland is part of an interdisciplinary research team that has published its suggestion on how best to inform preparations for vaccine distribution, so that doses can be distributed in the most just way possible once a vaccine is available.

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UM researchers get $9.4M for COVID-19 rapid response grants and clinical trials

September 4, 2020 — 
Research Manitoba has announced $3.8M in research funding to support recipients of the Manitoba COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Competition and eight Manitoba clinical trials related to COVID-19 and applied health research.

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International study to look at effects of COVID-19 pandemic on pregnancy

August 25, 2020 — 
Two research scientists from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences are part of a major international study designed to determine the effects a pandemic has on pregnant mothers and infants.

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Conversation: 5 tips from pediatric care for teachers wearing masks

August 24, 2020 — 
Wearing masks is now recommended in schools in Canada and the United States, for example, so it is imperative to look for solutions that mitigate the negative social, relational and physical effects on students and teachers.

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Family mental health crisis: Parental depression, anxiety during COVID-19 will affect kids too

August 17, 2020 — 
The potential long-term consequences on children from increased parental stress, anxiety and depression are only beginning to be understood.

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No ‘back to normal’ after COVID-19

August 12, 2020 — 
COVID-19 has placed a spotlight on the inequities of Canada’s current “curative” health-care system and the problems associated with viewing health policy in isolation from social factors.

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CBC: Living with face masks–UM expert answers some questions

August 6, 2020 — 
UM's Dr. Anand Kumar helps us know what to do, and not do


Jason Kindrachuk (University of Manitoba) and Alyson Kelvin (Dalhousie University) stand in front of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre | Photo: David Stobbe/University of Saskatchewan

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Canadian universities partner to fight COVID-19 at USask’s VIDO-InterVac

July 22, 2020 — 
Infectious disease experts from Dalhousie University and University of Manitoba join the leading-edge research team at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre.

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