General population studies

Blanket SARS-CoV-2 screening among those admitted to hospital for non-COVID-19 conditions not worthwhile back in 2020

A CITF-funded study, published in BMJ Open, found that universal COVID-19 screening among adults admitted to hospital over two waves in 2020 with a diagnosis unrelated to COVID-19 had a low diagnostic yield, meaning universal screening, at the time, would not have been justifiable as a blanket policy.

2024-03-09T16:21:53-05:00March 9, 2024|General population studies|

Seroprevalence due to infection was stable around 83% in Canadian blood donors in December, although rising slightly from early fall and summer

The latest CITF-funded report from Canadian Blood Services suggests that seroprevalence due to infection was 82.68% in December 2023, in line with the 82.97% found in November 2023. Consistent with previous reports, the percentage of younger donors (ages 17-24) who had infection-acquired seroprevalence was the highest of all donor age groups.

2024-02-26T16:33:47-05:00February 23, 2024|General population studies|
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