Pregnancy and birth during COVID-19
What are the risks of COVID-19 on pregnant women and newborns ? Dr . Deborah Money , UBC professor of obstetrics and gyneacology , is leading a national surveillance study to find out .
Two medical systems , two pandemic responses
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Dr . Peter Berman , professor and director of UBC ’ s School of Population and Public Health , on why the medical systems in Canada and the U . S . fueled different responses to the outbreak .
Answering the unknowns
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A team from UBC , the BC Centre for Disease Control ( BCCDC ), and Simon Fraser University — co-led by Dr . Natalie Prystajecky , UBC clinical assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine , and Dr . Mel Kradjen , UBC professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and medical director of the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory — is trying to answer the many unknowns on COVID-19 .
To help flatten the curve , let ’ s clean our air
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What actions can be taken to eliminate air pollution and reduce health risks during the outbreak ? Dr . Christopher Carlsten , UBC professor of respiratory medicine and Canada Research Chair in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease , and professor Dr . Michael Brauer and associate professor Dr . Sarah Henderson in UBC ’ s School of Population and Public Health , offer their advice .
Pandemic motivating more parents to get their kids the flu shot
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A new study led by Dr . Ran Goldman , professor of pediatrics , reveals the pandemic may drive more parents to immunize their children against the upcoming flu season .
Dr . Stephen Hoption Cann , clinical professor at UBC ’ s School of Population and Public Health , comments on lockdown fatigue and COVID-19 infections in young people .
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