In the media: COVID-19

A selection of recent media mentions. Links are not endorsements and we take no responsibility for third party content.

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Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy not linked to miscarriage or stillbirth

Dr. Allison McGeer talks about her latest study published in the Lancet
A woman receiving an injection

Why the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Canadian wildlife matters

Dr. Samira Mubareka writes for the Globe and Mail
a deer in a forest

Canadian scientists discover new COVID-19 variant in deer that may spread to humans Samira Mubareka in the Toronto Star (November 2022)

Canadians need a clear public health strategy to move on from COVID-19, disaster management experts say Allison McGeer talks about pandemic preparedness. Globe and Mail (September 2022)

COVID-19 hospitalizations due to Omicron are vastly underreported: grassroots organization Tara Moriarty discusses . CTV News (August 2022)

Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy not linked to miscarriage or stillbirth, Allison McGeer discusses a recent study. New Scientist (August 2022)

You'll likely catch COVID-19 again and again. Will each round feel milder?, Allison McGeer discusses exposure to the virus. CBC News (July 2022)

COVID-19 researcher watching for potential summer wave, Tara Moriarty discusses numbers. CBC News (July 2022)

Massive trial shows COVID rapid tests excel at detecting silent cases, Laura Rosella is featured in a Nature research highlight (March 2022)

Canadian researchers discover 1st possible case of deer spreading COVID-19 virus to a human, Samira Mubareka. CBC News (February 2022)

AI-enabled tool that identifies COVID-19 variants Bo Wang is featured by the Vector Institute (February 2022)

Everything you need to know about rapid antigen tests Jennie Johnstone explains. Sinai Health news (February 2022)

Vaccination may lower risk of ‘long COVID’ studies say — but experts aren’t so sure Allison McGeer comments on research into Long COVID. Global News (January 2022)

The Latest on COVID-19 in Ontario. Samira Mubareka discusses on The Agenda with Steve Paikin (January 2022)

Boosting boosters: Experts say fourth doses not yet needed for general population Allison McGeer comments on the need for further boosters. CTV News (January 2022)

Clinical trial on a plate: Researchers to create new “breathing” lung model to study illnesses like COVID-19 (August 2021) McMaster University

Blood thinner may reduce death risk in moderately ill COVID-19 patients Michelle Sholzberg talks about the study she is co-principal investigator on
India Today (July 2021)

Teams come together to bring rapid COVID-19 testing to UHN Emergency Departments (July 2021) UHN News

Scaling Up, Helping Out - Sinai Health/UHN. Tony Mazzulli is interviewed in a podcast by The Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario (MLPAO)

Mixing COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: A Q&A with Sunnybrook microbiologist Dr. Rob Kozak  (June 2021) Sunnybrook News

Researchers help identify an existing drug that can potentially treat COVID-19, Bo Wang's research is featured.
Ryerson News (April 2021)

Rapid testing could help fight the third wave, but slow-moving bureaucracy has delayed rollout, Laura Rosella comments.
National Post (April 2021)

Is your N95-style mask failing you? Lab tests show some falling way short of filtration standards, testing and comments from James Scott
CBC (April 2021)

AACC Issues Updated Recommendations on the Uses and Limitations of Coronavirus Antibody Tests Dr. Lusia Sepiashvili was part of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry task force that put together recommendations for implementing and interpreting COVID-19 serology assays in clinical labs. (March 2021)

How COVID-19 Spread in Canada, interview with Allison McGeer
The Agenda with Steve Paikin (March 2021)

C. auris Taking Advantage of Focus on COVID-19, Susan Poutanen discusses
Pharmacy Practice News (March 2021)

We'll wear masks after the pandemic, researchers predict, and they're trying to make them better, mentions research by James Scott (cross-appointed from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health)
CBC (February 2021)

Made-in-Canada coronavirus vaccine starts human clinical trials, notes the contribution of research by Mario Ostrowski, Samira Mubareka, Rob Kozak and Michael Pollanen
CBC (January 2021)

‘Like Wartime’: Canadian Companies Unite to Start Mass Virus Testing, comments from Laura Rosella (cross-appointed from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health)
The New York Times (January 2021)

Ontario Supports the Development of the Next Generation of PPE, funding awarded to mask-testing by the The Dalla Lana School of Public Health by James Scott (cross-appointed to LMP)
News release by the Ontario Government (January 2021)

Canada has secured more vaccine doses per capita than anyone else, but it’s been slow to administer them, comments from Allison McGeer.
The Washington Post (January 2021)

Growing 'consensus' provinces should offer COVID-19 vaccine more widely, instead of holding back 2nd dose, comments from Allison McGeer.
CBC (December 2020)

Government needs to step up and vaccinate people faster, says doctor, Allison McGeer is interviewed about vaccine roll out.
As it Happens, on CBC radio (recording and transcript available) (December 2020)

Everything you need to know about Rapid COVID-19 tests, comments from Larissa Matukas.
Chatelaine (December 2020)

Research teams in Montreal, Toronto looking at how COVID-19 impacts immunity, featuring research by Mario Ostrowski.
660 News (December 2020)

This is why you will still need to wear a mask after being vaccinated, comments from Mario Ostrowski.
CTV News (December 2020)

How testing helped Cornell University become a model of COVID-19 prevention, comments from Larissa Matukas.
CBC News (video) (November 2020)

St. Michael’s Hospital develops a tool to track homeless patients — with hopes of detecting COVID-19 outbreaks early, comments from Muhammad Mamdani.
Toronto Star (November 2020)

21 reasons to love (and not leave) Toronto No. 3: Because our best and brightest are leading the fight against Covid, highlights Mario Ostrowski, Samira Mubareka and Rob Kozak.
Toronto Life (October 2020)

Inside Ontario's overwhelmed labs: How lingering issues and mistakes caused massive COVID-19 testing backlog, comments from Vanessa Allen, Larissa Matukas, Tony Mazzulli and Kevin Katz.
National Post (October 2020)

Dr. Samira Mubareka on CBC

Dr. Mubareka discusses Omicron on CBC News (30 November 2021)