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Canada’s Global Nexus researchers and community experts discuss the intersections of race and healthcare, especially in the context of COVID-19.
Canada’s Global Nexus co-lead Chandrima Chakraborty talks about how anti-asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic reveals how little has changed when it comes to everyday racism against Asians Canadians and other racialized minorities.
Canada’s Global Nexus experts Dawn Bowdish, Zain Chagla and Clifton van der Linden, along with McMaster’s Manali Mukherjee, talk about vaccine hesitancy and how to address it in this online panel hosted by McMaster and the Conversation Canada.
Why was Canada initially slow to ramp up COVID-19 testing? How could Canada’s testing capacity and reporting be improved? Canada’s Global Nexus experts discuss this and more in part one of a three part policy forum presented in partnership with the Lung Health Foundation.
Why did Canada lack the capacity to domestically produce vaccines? Did Canadian jurisdictions fall short in their initial vaccine rollout process? In part three of this three part series, Global Nexus Researchers discuss these questions and more.
Global Nexus researchers Dawn Bowdish and Andrew Costa recently joined health columnist André Picard to talk about the impact and implications of the pandemic when it comes to residents in long-term care.
Matthew Miller, associate professor, biochemistry and biomedical sciences, explains the UK variant of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of vaccines against other mutations of the virus.
McMaster is home to the Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials, Canada’s first and only research hub dedicated to developing, testing and validating personal protective equipment.
The gym is closed, and you’re stuck at home. The good news? There’s really only five basic exercises (5BX) you need to stay fit. In this short video, researcher Martin Gibala talks about 5BX and how it shouldn’t be hard to stay fit — even at home.
Infectious disease researcher Gerry Wright and virologist Karen Mossman explain how Canada’s Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats is leading the way in responding to the current COVID–19 pandemic and in preparing for the next.
The MacTalks series continues with Preventing the Next Pandemic, featuring Gerry Wright, the lead of Canada’s Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats and author and journalist Maryn McKenna, a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University.
Eric Brown, a professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences, explains how saliva testing could hold the key for widespread, accessible COVID-19 testing — which could then help health authorities beat the pandemic once and for all.
Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud is the scientific director of a new national network that focuses on improving the treatment and outcome for patients with sepsis — a dangerous immune response that is one of the leading causes of death in patients with COVID-19.
As sporting events open up, how do elite athletes return to their sports without risking injury? Kinesiology professor Stuart Phillips explains what they’ll have to consider.
Biochemistry and biomedical sciences professor Lori Burrows provides some tips for making sure the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t lead to widespread antimicrobial resistance.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors were treating patients with severe cases of the virus with antibiotics — and that’s a problem, explains biochemistry and biomedical sciences professor Lori Burrows, whose research focuses on antimicrobial resistance.
An international team of researchers, led by geography and earth science professor Antonio Páez, has found that while higher heat and humidity can slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are associated with a higher incidence of the disease.
Matthew Miller, a biochemistry researcher with McMaster’s Institute for Infectious Disease Research, outlines what people need to do to keep themselves — and others — healthy.
Henry Siu, a professor of family medicine at McMaster and the attending physician at a Hamilton long-term care home, explains why the COVID-19 pandemic is so dangerous for nursing homes.
Randi McCabe, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, offers practical tips for establishing a routine that can help you cope with the mental health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.