Two years of COVID-19 research

As we enter our third year of the pandemic, it’s difficult to think of a time when COVID-19 did not dominate our lives.

The first reported case of COVID-19 in B.C. was on January 28, 2020, and we have learned much since then. Researchers at BC Children’s Hospital have greatly contributed to our understanding of the virus and disease and have helped find better ways to diagnose and treat COVID-19.

More than 80 studies related to COVID-19 have been initiated by BC Children’s researchers, and the number keeps growing. Importantly, this research is in addition to the research institute’s ongoing work on childhood diseases, child and family health, brain development and improving care through evidence and innovation.

This public health crisis reminds us, more than ever, of the importance of research in improving and transforming the mental and physical health of our children, families and communities.

You can check out the some of the studies that are currently recruiting here as well as previously conducted studies here: https://bcchr.ca/covid19-research