Combatting COVID-19

Hear from UBC experts, learn more about work on the frontlines, and discover the latest research helping to combat the global outbreak.

Pandemic underlines need to address physician burnout, study finds

Two out of three Vancouver physicians surveyed faced burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health of Canadians with disabilities suffering during the pandemic

Nearly 30 per cent of those polled are hesitant to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 research initiatives at UBC among those funded by first-time partnership

Outcomes will have direct impact on the health of people in B.C.

New Canada-wide research to study mix-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines

This research could pave the way for a more flexible approach to vaccine rollouts taking place across the country.

Debunking COVID-19 myths: As the weather warms, UBC vaccine expert separates fact from fiction

Dr. Anna Blakney, assistant professor in UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories and vaccine expert, addresses some popular myths about COVID-19.

COVID-19 survey shows almost eight out of 10 adults are worried, bored, stressed, lonely or sad

Pandemic exacts continued toll on mental health—outdoor activity and social connections are helping people cope.

UBC researchers unveil first molecular images of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 mutation

The pictures, taken at near-atomic resolution, provide critical insight as to why the variant is more infectious.

Potential ‘Achilles’ heel’ of SARS-CoV-2 virus captured on video

An international team of researchers led by UBC’s Dr. Josef Penninger has discovered new insights into SARS-CoV-2.

Cloud computing support accelerates COVID-19 vaccine improvements

Professor Leonard Foster and his team have been studying the virus responsible for COVID-19 in hopes of developing a more targeted vaccine with fewer side effects.