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Genome Alberta is here to help you stay informed with reliable COVID-19 information, links, and news. This page is updated regularly. You should also visit our COVID blog pages for more in-depth stories about COVID research.
Research Insights
Canadian researchers are among the many scientists around the world finding ways to meet the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. We can't introduce you to all the projects underway but here is a small sample of the Canadian efforts.
Check back a couple of times a week as we will be posting new insights into COVID-19 research taking place in Canada.
Editor's Picks
News you can trust because we have checked it for you first. The facts and figures around the pandemic change rapidly so we will be updating this section regularly. Here are some headlines for August 12th.
  • Industry body call Russian COVID-19 vaccine a Pandora's Box. Russia is claiming success in the race to produce a vaccine to control the pandemic.  However their Sputnik-V is licensed and in use before clinical trials are complete which many researchers and drug companies say is dangerous.
  • LISTEN: Hydroxycloroquine & the Shorting of Science. Scientists are learning more about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and treating COVID-19 patients every week. One things seems certain however, hydroxycloroquine is not an effective treatment and a run on the drug supply is hurting patients who need it for lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • A second COVID-19 wave? Here are six lessons from the first. Six lessons and two conclusions from the University of Calgary's Loren Falkenberg and Jillian Walsh from York University.
  • University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac)is not new to working with pathogens.They have studied MERS, Zika, and antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Visit their website to see the work they are doing to deal with the pandemic.
 Myths and Misinformation
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