Geographic & priority populations

Maternity and infant outcomes have improved with the rise of less severe SARS-CoV-2 strains and availability of multiple COVID-19 vaccine doses

The 6th report (to December 2022) from the CITF-funded Canadian Surveillance of COVID-19 in Pregnancy (CANCOVID-Preg) project showed a decline since December 2021 in intensive care unit admissions and hospitalizations for pregnant people diagnosed with COVID-19.

2024-03-28T16:20:13-04:00March 25, 2024|Geographic & priority populations|

Seropositivity rates among pregnant people were about four times higher than documented PCR-positive rates

A CITF-funded report published in March 2022 by the Canadian COVID-19 Population Serological Survey Utilizing Antenatal Serum Samples (Antenatal Serostudies) project leveraged existing blood samples collected through routine prenatal screening to assess immunity levels in the general population through the lens of the pregnant population.

2024-03-28T16:21:29-04:00March 25, 2024|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|
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