Some Canadian cities are strengthening restrictions, or renewing states of emergencies and stay-at-home orders as COVID-19 cases surge again. The growing number of cases appears to be linked to the quickly spreading P.1 and B.1.1.7 variants.
UBC experts are available to comment on related topics. Interviews will be conducted by phone or virtually in order to practice effective physical distancing.
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Dr. Horacio Bach
Adjunct Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine
- Recipient of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding to design antibodies that neutralize and block the entrance of the virus into cells
Dr. Daniel Coombs
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Institute of Applied Mathematics
- Mathematical models of pandemic growth and control
Dr. Jeffrey Joy
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
- Variants of concern: origins, evolution, spread, characteristics and genomic epidemiology
- History of pandemics/epidemics/outbreaks; mapping of diseases; basic public health policies, issues, initiatives; social context of bacterial and viral expansion
Dr. Terrance Snutch
Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories
- Founder and chair of Canadian COVID-19 Viral Genomics Network, SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing strategies/methods, variants of interest/concern, proactive detection efforts, national coordination efforts
- Mathematical models of pandemic growth, evolution, and the efficacy of public health measures