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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
Labour forces: The new look of labour in B.C.'s COVID economy Mark Thompson Business in Vancouver September 2, 2022
Here’s what you need to know about Ontario’s new COVID isolation rules Horacio Bach Toronto Star September 1, 2022
B.C. applauds Health Canada's approval of new vaccine targeting Omicron: 'COVID is not going away' Horacio Bach Vancouver Sun September 1, 2022
How much death, illness and disruption from COVID-19 infections are we willing to live with? Anita Ho The Globe and Mail August 27, 2022
Back to school and COVID Manish Sadarangani CBC Early Edition August 26, 2022
Vaccine fatigue is real. These experts say messaging on COVID boosters should be clear Julie Bettinger CBC August 23, 2022
COVID-19 pandemic is still ‘raging,’ experts say. How to stay safe heading into fall Horacio Bach Global News August 20, 2022
Pandemic-fuelled poor behaviour has some businesses wondering if the customer is always right The Globe and Mail August 19, 2022
Does COVID have a weak spot? Researchers say they’ve found one that could lead to a universal treatment Sriram Subramaniam Postmedia August 18, 2022
'Weak spot' in virus responsible for COVID-19 could mean new treatments: researchers Sriram Subramaniam The Globe and Mail August 18, 2022
Study finds B.C.’s COVID-19 case numbers could be 100 times higher than provincial tests suggest Sarah (Sally) Otto The Globe and Mail August 18, 2022
'Weak spot' in virus responsible for COVID-19 could open door to new treatments: UBC researchers Sriram Subramaniam Canadian Press August 18, 2022
B.C. passes 4,000 COVID-19-related deaths as hospitalizations dip slightly Sriram Subramaniam CBC August 18, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine and young children Ran Goldman CFAX 1040 August 17, 2022
Expert says Canada can expect a spike in COVID-19 variants cases during fall and winter Horacio Bach Global News August 16, 2022
B.C. opens up immunizations to children 4 and under in next phase of COVID-19 fight Brian Conway CBC August 3, 2022
Travel restrictions drastically cut COVID-19 cases entering Canada, but didn't stop new outbreaks: study Jeffrey Joy CTV August 2, 2022
Here's who can get COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid in Canada, and how Brian Conway CTV July 28, 2022
The science of envy in the age of COVID-19 Jessica Tracy The Globe and Mail July 23, 2022
'Never seen a virus that behaves this way': Why COVID refuses to give us a break Terrance (Terry) Snutch National Post July 23, 2022
Long-term care homes cope with increase of COVID-19 cases Roger Wong CBC July 22, 2022
Clear, detailed communication key to getting Manitoba's youngest vaccinated against COVID-19, experts say Dr. Devon Greyson CBC July 21, 2022
‘We can exhale a little bit’: Health Canada authorizes Moderna COVID vaccine for kids under five Devon Grayson Toronto Star July 14, 2022
B.C. COVID modelling: Omicron wave may increase hospitalizations in July Sarah (Sally) Otto City News (Vancouver) July 13, 2022
The BA.5 subvariant is fuelling another COVID wave Sarah (Sally) Otto Sing Tao July 11, 2022