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Are people with autoimmune disease more likely to have COVID-19?

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with CITF-funded researcher Dr. Sasha Bernatsky from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, observed that people with autoimmune diseases had the same proportion of SARS-CoV-2 positive tests and a similar disease incidence compared to the general population in 2020.

2022-04-25T10:51:34-04:00September 21, 2021|Publications from our experts|

The need to improve vaccine messaging and outreach: COVID-19 vaccine intention among women and gender-diverse individuals living with HIV in British Columbia

In their recent pre-print, not yet peer-reviewed, CITF Leadership Group member Dr. Gina Ogilvie, VSRG Working Group member Dr. Manish Sadarangani and colleagues in British Columbia explored COVID-19 vaccination intention among women and gender diverse individuals living with HIV.

2022-05-02T15:51:52-04:00August 31, 2021|Publications from our experts|

Newly discovered rogue antibodies: why some older adults are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness

A collaborative effort of over 150 scientists from over 20 countries, including CITF-funded researcher Dr. Donald Vinh from McGill University Health Centre and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has led to the identification of a surprisingly high prevalence of a type of antibody that has been linked to fatal outcomes of COVID-19.

2022-05-02T15:51:44-04:00August 31, 2021|Publications from our experts|

Males aged between 10-49 years are an underrecognized group at high risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection

In a publication led by Dr. David Fisman from the University of Toronto in the Annals of Internal Medicine, CITF-funded researcher Dr. Sheila O’Brien and CITF Testing Working Party member Dr. Steven Drews, both from Canadian Blood Services, worked with colleagues from the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph and found that when accounting for testing rates, younger people in Ontario contracted SARS-CoV-2 more frequently than older people.

2022-05-02T15:51:33-04:00August 31, 2021|Publications from our experts|
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