During the pandemic, only 60 percent of people in custody wanted to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers Sofia Bartlett and Pam Young worked with people who are incarcerated to change that.
We caught up with five of the COVID-19 Research Response Fund award recipients to gain insight on where their research programs are at, one year later.
Dr. Danuta Skowronski’s research, funded by MSFHR, directly informed the COVID-19 vaccine dosage recommendation that likely prevented thousands of hospitalizations across Canada during the third wave.
With an MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund award, Dr. Julian Somers is investigating practices to support some of BC’s most vulnerable citizens during the pandemic.
With MSFHR funding, Dr. Bala Nikku and his team are mapping the experiences of health-care workers in home-care and long-term care facilities across British Columbia during the pandemic.
Launched by Dr. Chris Carlsten, a new patient registry will track the health of people who recovered from COVID-19.
Led by Dr. Patricia Spittal, her team of Indigenous and allied researchers focus on how Indigenous people have been impacted by the pandemic.
British Columbian researcher Dr. Manish Sadarangani hopes to provide further clues with funding from the MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund.
Dr. Laura Cowen at the University of Victoria, is leading a team in developing a model that estimates rates of unreported COVID-19 cases.
Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on newcomers to BC, urban Indigenous people, frontline health-care workers, and those in prisons or precarious housing is the focus of many of the funded researchers from the COVID-19 Research Response Fund.