O'Brien Institute COVID-19 pandemic response
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the World Health Organization, is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus strain named SARS-CoV-2, for which there is currently no treatment or vaccination.
The COVID-19 outbreak was classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), on March 11 2020.
Common symptoms of COVID-19, according to the WHO, include fever, tiredness, dry cough, while other symptoms may include: shortness of breath, aches and pains, sore throat, and very few people will report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.
The best ways to prevent infection or the spread of COVID-19 are spelled out here by the WHO.
Trusted sources of COVID-19 information include:
Featured COVID-19 research projects
Virtual COVID-19 events, meetings and webinars
Hopes and Challenges for the Coronavirus Vaccine
This Anatomy of a Pandemic digital forum brings together a panel of experts from across the continent to discuss the hopes, the nature and significant challenges associated with the distribution, application and acceptance of the new vaccines.
Virtual Reverse Trade Show: Rapid Solutions for COVID-19 in Continuing Care
COVID-19 has hit continuing care facilities hard. A (virtual) Reverse Trade Show on July 7 identified rapid technical solutions to help prepare continuing care for the next wave and future outbreaks.
COVID-19 data sources
Lastest COVID-19 news
Spinal oxygen sensors – SOS – critical sensors for when the body has low to no oxygen
UCalgary research team demonstrates the existence of survival sensors in the spinal cord ...
In the News: Calgary Herald
How Calgary's upper northeast achieved Canada's best COVID-19 vaccine rates
Funding and research resources
COVID-19 Research Collaboration: Resources for UCalgary researchers and research staff to connect
Fostering a Community of Practice of Public Health researchers during the COVID-10 pandemic (networking sessions)
COVID-19 Response: Guidance for UCalgary Researchers
Centre for Health Informatics (CHI): Advancing Health Informatics Research and Training for Precision Health
Read the FAQ sheet that was derived from discussions at a recent CIHR University Delegates meeting here.
CanCOVID: An expert community of Canadian COVID-19 researchers, clinical collaborators, and healthcare stakeholders from across the country
The Health and Behavioural Impacts of COVID-19 on Youth: Results from the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1 - View the Stats Can survey results here.
Attitudes, current behaviours and barriers to public health measures that reduce COVID-19 transmission: A qualitative study to inform public health messaging here.