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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
Infectious disease expert hopes B.C. has strong case for closing gyms Eli Puterman City News December 24, 2021
UBC scientists reveal world’s first molecular-level analysis of Omicron variant’s spike protein Sriram Subramaniam Vancouver Sun December 23, 2021
How do I take back control in this never-ending pandemic? Steven Taylor CBC December 23, 2021
Omicron: Modellers predict record spike in B.C. hospitalizations Sarah (Sally) Otto Radio Canada December 23, 2021
Story of the COVID-19 pandemic is now the past, present and future of Omicron Corinne Hohl Globe and Mail December 23, 2021
Modelling group’s newest report warns of soaring COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations due to Omicron Eric Cytrynbaum Vancouver Sun December 23, 2021
Why does Omicron reporting take longer in B.C.? Terry Snutch Vancouver is Awesome December 23, 2021
Independent modelling group warns of record hospitalizations in B.C. due to Omicron variant Sarah (Sally) Otto CBC December 22, 2021
COVID-19: Chilliwack widow finds light amid sorrow with Christmas light display Jennifer Vadeboncoeur Vancouver Sun December 22, 2021
Scientists in Canada took the world’s most detailed look yet at Omicron. Here’s what they saw Sriram Subramaniam Business in Vancouver December 22, 2021
'Here we go again': How to deal with COVID-19 anxiety amid the holidays Steven Taylor CBC December 22, 2021
Many mutations of Omicron variant allow it to bond with human cells better than other COVID strains Sriram Subramaniam Business Standard December 22, 2021
B.C.'s COVID-19 update HsingChi von Bergmann OMNI News December 21, 2021
B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 cases at 1,308 as officials warn exposure for most is 'inevitable' Sabrina Wong CBC News December 21, 2021
UBC professor talks holiday safety amid COVID-19 Devon Greyson Surrey Now-Leader December 21, 2021
Plans for expanding use of COVID-19 rapid tests in B.C. coming Tuesday, health ministry says Sarah (Sally) Otto CBC News December 20, 2021
Waits of 3+ hours reported at some COVID-19 testing centres in Metro Vancouver Anna Wolak CTV News December 20, 2021
Will Omicron cancel Christmas? From travel to dinner parties to diagnosing a runny nose, three experts weigh in on how to stay safe this holiday Devon Greyson Healthing December 20, 2021
Pandemic fatigue? UBC psychologist says we can handle new restrictions Azim Shariff City News December 20, 2021
How to keep holiday gatherings safe as Omicron takes hold Devon Greyson CBC News December 18, 2021
Yes, pandemic fatigue is an issue, experts say. Will Omicron make it worse? Steven Taylor CBC News December 18, 2021
COVID-19: B.C. should expedite vaccine boosters to combat Omicron variant, say experts Sarah (Sally) Otto Vancouver Sun December 18, 2021
COVID-19 modelling expert says the province hasn’t seen anything like Omicron Sarah (Sally) Otto CBC News Calgary December 17, 2021
New B.C. restrictions not enough to curb Omicron without boosters sooner: expert Sarah (Sally) Otto Global December 17, 2021
Scholars say the COVID-19 prevention measures are too mild HsingChi von Bergmann OMNI News December 17, 2021