Geographic & priority populations

Black Canadians had disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 early in the pandemic

A CITF-funded study, published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, reported on the results of serologic testing for SARS-CoV-2 infections in the Black Canadian community and found that early in the pandemic, Black Canadians had disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 compared to white Canadians.

2024-02-12T16:10:58-05:00February 9, 2024|Geographic & priority populations|

At least 47% of people experiencing homelessness in Toronto had a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection by early 2022

In this study update presented as an infographic to the CITF, the research team reported the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection at baseline, incidence of first SARS-CoV-2 infections by six months of follow-up, and the rate of vaccination among people experiencing homelessness in Toronto.

2024-01-12T12:09:21-05:00January 12, 2024|Geographic & priority populations|

Among non-vaccinated individuals, South Asians in Canada have an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalization, and death compared to non-South Asians

A CITF-funded study, published as a preprint and not yet peer-reviewed, aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among South Asians in Ontario compared to non-South Asians. The researchers also assessed the odds of symptomatic COVID-19 infection and related hospitalizations and deaths among non-vaccinated South Asians and non-South Asians.

2024-01-15T12:24:41-05:00January 12, 2024|Geographic & priority populations|

Using social media as a source of COVID-19 vaccine information associated with lower rates of vaccine uptake in people who use drugs

A CITF-funded study, published in Scientific Reports, found that only 48% of people who use drugs (PWUD) had received at least two SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses at baseline in September 2021, much lower than in the general population (70%) in British Columbia at that time.

2023-10-27T10:48:51-04:00October 27, 2023|Geographic & priority populations|
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