CITF Research Results

CITF Research Results2023-10-27T10:53:53-04:00

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.

March 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.

March 25, 2024|Geographic & priority populations|

The methodology of the CHILD sub-study to examine the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on children

The study design and cohort profile of a CITF-funded study have been published in Epidemiology and Health. The research aimed to examine the prevalence and predictors of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission, as well as the predictors of the health and psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, among Canadian children and their families.

March 9, 2024|Pediatrics|

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.

March 9, 2024|General population studies|
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