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.

The psychological toll of the pandemic – Will we ever shake hands again?

Dr. Lakshmi Yatham explores the psychological toll of COVID-19 and offers his advice on combatting stress and anxiety as society adapts to the new normal.

Nearly half of parents willing to accept less rigorous testing of COVID-19 vaccine

A new study from researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine surveyed more than 2,500 families from around the world.

Rapid Response

Read the latest edition of Pathways on research to combat COVID-19

National survey supports Canadians living with disabilities during COVID-19

Findings will help ensure strategies meet the needs of people of all abilities.

Earlier testing and tracing could have prevented spread of COVID-19 in U.S. and Europe

Dr. Jeffrey Joy discusses findings from his recent study that reconstructed the global spread of SARS-CoV-2 using genomic data.

Living with dementia during COVID-19

Dr. Roger Wong shares 5 tips on how to stay happy and healthy.

Powerful, double-decker bus-sized microscopes help scientists uncover possible COVID-19 treatment

Researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine are using a powerful imaging technique to help prevent and treat COVID-19.

New serological study will analyze samples from pregnant women to track COVID-19 trends

This study will analyze samples collected for standard testing in pregnancy from expectant women across Canada.

Scientists uncover essential role of one gene in antibody production

New research sheds light the body’s ability to mount a defense against viruses.