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COVID-19 outreach and research News Archive

Dr. Verena Menec, Dr. Harvey Chochinov, and former MP Joy Smith

Aging adults’ experience during COVID-19

April 22, 2020 — 
This collaborative research project will examine the experiences of older adults during the coronavirus pandemic, exploring how they cope, the impacts on their physical and mental health, and changes to how they access health-care services.

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PhD Student, Graduate Studies, Gary Wong, Infectious Diesase

UM alumnus on front lines of COVID-19 research in China

April 21, 2020 — 
A UM alumnus who was instrumental in helping find a vaccine for Ebola several years ago is now working with an international team to better understand COVID-19

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Polarbear mom and cub visit Polarstern. December 10, 2019

Living in the High Arctic, UM researcher didn’t know COVID’s scope

April 20, 2020 — 
Coming back from a world of complete darkness into a world fighting a pandemic.

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Five rings

Postpone Olympics until 2022, suggest disease experts

April 20, 2020 — 
Among those cautionary voices is Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, UM medical microbiologist and Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses.

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Squeezing a wallet

This is not the time for austerity, says Asper prof

April 19, 2020 — 
In an editorial on CBC News, Dr. Shiu-Yik Au, assistant professor of finance at the UM Asper School of Business, says that a pandemic is not the time to introduce austerity measures.

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Forbes: A Virologist Explains Why It Is Unlikely COVID-19 Escaped From A Lab

April 17, 2020 — 
A growing number of conspiracy theories have emerged through misinformation campaigns on how the new coronavirus originated. Virus expert Jason Kindrachuk busts those myths.

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Nishant Balakrishnan wears his invention, clips attached to sunglass frames that hold a protective shield

An ingenious invention in need of a maker

April 17, 2020 — 
UM engineer designs simple clips to help more people have protective gear during COVID outbreak

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N95 mask

Decontamination of N95 masks offers hope for health care workers

April 16, 2020 — 
Research and testing by a team led by Dr. Anand Kumar has been noted in a story carried by many international media outlets, including the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the Sun Sentinel (Florida).

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Dr. Jason Kindrachuk

UM WHO signatory reacts to US funding cut

April 16, 2020 — 
UM Today asked Dr. Kindrachuk for his reaction to and opinion on the US action against WHO.

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Manitoba Legislature Building, Winnipeg.

Feds won’t buy Pallister’s EI plan, says UM economist

April 16, 2020 — 
UM labour specialist and economist Dr. Wayne Simpson is one of several experts who are doubtful that the federal government would agree to such a plan.

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