Feds invest $6.7M on research project looking at impact of COVID-19 on youth

By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted April 25, 2022 2:52 pm

The federal government is investing $6.7 million on a Canada-wide research platform to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on children.

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos told reporters Monday in Montreal the platform will involve researchers at 16 Canadian institutions.

He says it will allow researchers in pediatric centres across the country to monitor COVID-19 infections, vaccination, and the social impact of the disease on children and youth.

The project will be led by Dr. Caroline Quach, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Montreal’s Ste-Justine children’s hospital.

The platform is called POPCORN, which stands for Pediatric Outcomes Improvement through Coordination of Research Networks.

Story continues below advertisement

Duclos says the POPCORN platform will also be used for researchers to share information about other pandemics or health-care emergencies.

Click to play video: 'No COVID-19 test for unvaccinated kids entering Canada' No COVID-19 test for unvaccinated kids entering Canada

No COVID-19 test for unvaccinated kids entering Canada

© 2022 The Canadian Press


be the first to comment on this article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Take Me Top