Experts from the University of Toronto will help lead a federal task force charged with obtaining reliable estimates of COVID-19 cases in Canada – and therefore potential immunity levels – and improve understanding of the disease’s impact on different groups and regions.

The task force’s pan-Canadian leadership group includes President Emeritus David Naylor, a professor in the department of medicine in the Faculty of Medicine who is co-chair of the task force, and Vivek Goel, vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives, and a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. It also includes Allison McGeer, a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and in the department of medicine, who is also the director of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital.