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UBC Researchers in the News

Below is a list of media coverage featuring the activities of UBC researchers and their commentary on a range of issues related to COVID-19.

This list is non-exhaustive and updated regularly.

Article Title UBC Researcher(s) Journal or Publisher Publication Date
B.C's long-COVID patients worry as in-person clinics close Kimberlyn McGrail Vancouver Sun March 18, 2023
These COVID-19 restrictions still remain three years after pandemic declared Steven Taylor Montreal Gazerre March 10, 2023
Ottawa ends shipments of rapid COVID-19 tests as millions set to expire Mahesh Nagarajan Canadian Press March 2, 2023
Paxlovid still offers high-risk COVID-19 patients protection against hospital admissions, study says The Therapeutics Initiative The Globe and Mail February 12, 2023
COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns, Canadian study suggests Deborah Money CBC February 8, 2023
COVID drug drives viral mutations — and now some want to halt its use Sarah (Sally) Otto Nature February 7, 2023
U.S. is mulling shift to annual COVID-19 boosters. What about Canada? Horacio Bach Global News January 27, 2023
B.C. health minister concerned about possible end of COVID-19 emergency status Sarah (Sally) Otto City News (Vancouver) January 27, 2023
‘Shock’ to supply chains to come following eased COVID-19 restrictions in China Harish Krishnan The Hill Times January 18, 2023
Are Canadian hospitals prepared for another COVID surge? What experts say Brian Conway Global News January 14, 2023
Compound derived from B.C. sea sponge could block COVID-19 virus, researchers find François Jean CBC January 11, 2023
Sea sponge found in Howe Sound could help treat COVID-19, UBC researchers say François Jean CTV January 9, 2023
Could a Canadian sea sponge help prevent COVID-19 infections? François Jean BBC Science Focus January 9, 2023
China’s COVID surge poses ‘uncertainties’ for global supply chain. What about Canada? Werner Antweiler Global News January 7, 2023
Canada's flu season is winding down, data shows, but it may be the calm before a COVID storm Srinivas Murthy CBC January 6, 2023
Dr. Bonnie Henry provides update on 'Kraken' COVID-19 subvariant cases in B.C Sarah (Sally) Otto Vancouver is Awesome January 6, 2023
Persistent long COVID symptoms associated with marker for autoimmune disorders: study CTV January 5, 2023
75 per cent of COVID ‘long haulers’ free of symptoms in 12 months Hamilton Spectator January 4, 2023
Will the spread of the new Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 prompt you to go back to wearing a mask? Sarah (Sally) Otto Castanet January 4, 2023
The 'Kraken' COVID-19 subvariant is here in Canada. Here's what you need to know Sarah (Sally) Otto Vancouver is Awesome January 3, 2023
Wastewater off flights from China to Vancouver will soon be tested for COVID-19 Ryan Ziels Langley Advance Times January 3, 2023
After three years of COVID, why doesn’t Canada have better health data? Srinivas Murthy Toronto Star December 24, 2022
UBC scientists find ‘broadly effective, infection-halting compound’ for coronaviruses Yossef Av-Gay Global News December 14, 2022
B.C. study finds low but increased risk of myocarditis after 2nd Moderna COVID shot Naveed Janjua Toronto Star November 23, 2022
Navigating RSV, flu and COVID Melissa Lem CBC November 21, 2022