Geographic & priority populations

Low prevalence of COVID-19 among Canadian dentists during the first wave

Dental care professionals are at high risk of SARS-CoV-2 exposure due to close contact with potentially infected patients and use of aerosol-generating procedures. A team of CIHR and CITF-funded scientists led by McGill University researcher Dr. Sreenath Madathil recently presented their results in two posters at the 99th General Session of the International Association [...]

2021-07-26T19:37:22-04:00July 27, 2021|Geographic & priority populations|

Immunogenicity and safety of the Moderna vaccine in organ transplant recipients

Antibody levels, cell-mediated immunity, and safety were evaluated in solid organ transplant recipients who received two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Key findings from this study are as follows: 65.5% of patients had no detectable antibody (anti-RBD) response following the second vaccine dose; 73.1% were not able to neutralize the virus after the second [...]

2021-08-05T10:11:42-04:00July 27, 2021|Geographic & priority populations|

The effects of preventive public health on children’s behaviours during the first wave of COVID-19

Dr. Jonathon Maguire and Dr. Catherine Birken from the CITF-funded TARGet Kids! collaboration in Ontario investigated the association between public health preventive measures related to COVID-19 and health behaviours and activities in children 10 years of age and younger. Recently published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the manuscript confirmed a reduction in [...]

2021-07-19T17:14:33-04:00July 20, 2021|Geographic & priority populations|

Social inequalities in COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and uptake for children and adolescents in Montreal

As part of their CITF-funded COVID-19 cohort study, Dr. Kate Zinszer and Dr. Caroline Quach, along with colleagues, examined whether parents from certain socioeconomic backgrounds or racialized groups were more – or less – inclined to have their child or adolescent vaccinated. In this preprint, not yet peer-reviewed, 87.6% of parents reported that their child [...]

2021-07-19T17:16:20-04:00July 20, 2021|Geographic & priority populations|

Workplace SARS-CoV-2 testing throughout the pandemic

Researchers from SeroTracker followed SARS-CoV-2 testing programs reported by 1,159 Canadian and 1,081 international employers across multiple sectors from March 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. In a recent preprint, therefore not yet peer-reviewed, they report that fewer than 20% of high transmission workplaces had publicly disclosed a testing program. These workplaces represent retail [...]

2021-07-13T10:30:42-04:00July 13, 2021|Geographic & priority populations|
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