Long-term care & seniors

Validation of new tool to detect SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

A CITF-funded study, published in Science of the Total Environment, reported a new method for molecular detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. Wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 has become a promising tool for estimating population-level changes in community infections, including the changing prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

2023-11-24T16:52:32-05:00November 24, 2023|Long-term care & seniors|

Early Omicron infection is associated with increased reinfection risk in older adults

A CITF-funded study, published in eClinicalMedicine found that residents of long-term care and retirement homes who had a SARS-CoV-2 infection early in the Omicron wave were more susceptible to get infected with a later Omicron variant than those who had never been infected or who had been infected with pre-Omicron variants.

2023-08-21T15:00:04-04:00August 21, 2023|Long-term care & seniors|

STOPCoV participants reported high satisfaction with digital research platform

The digital research platform used by a CITF-funded study, Safety and Efficacy of Preventative COVID Vaccines (STOPCoV), was easy to use and popular, including among those aged 70+. Although only 33% of participants (ranging in age from 30 to above 70 years) had previously participated in clinical research, 95% were very satisfied with their participation and 90% indicated that they would participate in research again.

2023-05-29T16:26:56-04:00May 26, 2023|Long-term care & seniors|
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