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.

Remdesivir for COVID-19 found to reduce need for mechanical ventilation

UBC-led study part of world’s largest randomized control trial on COVID-19 therapeutics.

Researchers awarded funding to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic impacts on children, youth and families

Projects span topics from unintentional injuries to social determinants of mental health.

UBC clinical trial supports new self-administered rapid antigen test

The tool could help combat growing uncertainty, prevent transmission and potentially save lives.

UBC scientists first in the world to unveil molecular-level analysis of Omicron spike protein

Findings show strong antibody evasion and binding with human cells that contribute to increased transmissibility—and that vaccination remains the best defence.

Spread cheer, not COVID

Tips for staying safe this holiday season.

Delaying second dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine produces stronger immune response

UBC-led study is first in North America to examine the timing between doses.

AI technology identifies viable COVID-19 medication prototypes

Vancouver Prostate Centre researchers pivot their expertise to support pandemic response.

Halting COVID-19 in its tracks

UBC researchers are investigating a novel aerosol treatment to stop the virus from replicating.

Local solutions for boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake

How a UBC faculty of medicine project is working to reduce barriers to immunization in western Canada