McMaster researchers are on the forefront of research and commentary about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information Box Group
Crushing COVID-19 with saliva testing
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.
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.
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.