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.

UBC researchers explore touchless technology to remotely monitor patient vital signs

The project was awarded $147,000 from the National Research Council of Canada’s Pandemic Response Challenge program.

COVID-19 vaccinations: what you need to know about the second dose

UBC’s Dr. Manish Sadarangani weighs in on the second dose and explains why some people are harder to vaccinate.

New study to determine the impact of COVID-19 vaccines in residents of long-term care facilities in B.C.

The study will also examine factors that have contributed to COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

New study will examine COVID-19 impact on paramedics in B.C.

The results will help inform guidelines to protect paramedics from the virus.

UBC medicine professor working with Netflix on COVID-19 safety plans

Dr. Adam Lund is using his skills to help the film and TV industry mitigate the risk of transmission on set.

COVID-19 vaccines: what to expect and how to combat hesitancy

UBC’s Dr. Julie Bettinger discusses vaccine hesitancy and what to expect when it comes to the short and long-term side effects of COVID-19 vaccines.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 at increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission and early labour

Early findings suggest transmission to infants is rare.

COVID-19 simulation guide supports rural health care response

New training protocols, co-developed by UBC’s Dr. Jared Baylis, are building confidence among front-line staff

UBC researchers investigate COVID-19 staffing policies at long-term care homes

Researchers will explore how residents, their families, and staff have been impacted by pandemic policies.