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COVID-19 outreach and research News Archive

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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Hundreds of UM students volunteering to help fight against COVID-19

March 31, 2020 — 
UM students Francis Arevalo and Thomas Koop are profiled as representative of students helping their community

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Food and COVID-19: What do we know?

March 30, 2020 — 
Food scientist Dr. Claudia Narvaez offers tips on food safety and handling

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International collaboration developing nanotechnology that may be used against COVID-19

March 30, 2020 — 
A new approach to stopping virus growth gives hope for new therapeutic options against seasonal influenza, bird flu and possibly COVID-19

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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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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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Asper School of Business

CBC News: In the wake of COVID-19, what can Manitobans expect in the next few weeks?

March 26, 2020 — 
As more Canadians are staying home and practicing social distancing, the economy is taking a hit. University of Manitoba marketing professor Fang Wan says business owners in Manitoba and abroad will have to adapt or die.

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Flags of the world

Tracking the spread of COVID-19 across the globe

March 25, 2020 — 
Mathematician Dr. Julien Arino in the UM Faculty of Science is part of a team that received a Canada Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant worth $666,667 to study the spread of COVID-19

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