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COVID-19 News Archive

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Student Survival Guide during COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020 — 
Here is a guide to help learners navigate life in this taxing time and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 UM Student Emergency Fund will provide financial support to students

March 31, 2020 — 
We know this time has been difficult for everyone, especially our students. Because of this, the university and its donors are here to offer you some financial relief during this unprecedented disruption in your lives.

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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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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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