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COVID-19 RESPPONSE: Rapid Evidence Study of a Provincial Population Based COhort for GeNder and SEx

COVID-19 Research Area(s): Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Economics & Business, Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts, Vaccines & Treatments

The goal of the COVID-19 RESPPONSE study is to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on British Columbians and to estimate the prevalence of COVID-19 in BC, focusing on age, sex, and gender differences.

Impacts of COVID-19 are assessed using an online survey, which includes questions about COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors, demographics, mental health, gender norms, economics, vaccine attitudes, and family planning. The survey includes a module tailored for people who report living with HIV. After completing the survey, participants are invited to register for at-home self-collection of blood samples to test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Some participants will be invited to a longitudinal cohort, and will complete additional surveys and samples to study the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. We will recruit a maximum of 6750 participants of all genders, who reside in British Columbia and are 25-69 years old.