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New study reports on secondary impacts of COVID-19 measures on hospital care for paediatric patients and families

January 14, 2021

Measures to preserve hospital capacity and reduce spread during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in broad social and clinical impacts on paediatric patients and families.

COVID-19 research projects led by SickKids scientists receive funding from federal government

April 23, 2020

Two COVID-19 research projects led by SickKids scientists will give greater insight into how COVID-19 works, potentially shedding light on future treatment strategies.

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Four leading child mental health research teams join forces to understand impact of COVID-19 pandemic

June 1, 2020

Researchers bring together child mental health research experts to uncover how public health emergency measures have affected the mental health of children and families.

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SickKids thanks federal government for investment in the future of Canada’s research

May 15, 2020

Support from federal government ensures SickKids and other research institutes continue to drive scientific breakthroughs for Canadians.

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Joint statement on reopening schools

August 5, 2020

A joint statement from SickKids and other paediatric organizations on guidelines for the reopening of schools.

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Full document: COVID-19: Guidance for School Operation during the Pandemic

January 21, 2021

SickKids-led group of Ontario experts updated their guidance document on school operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most significant changes include testing recommendations, enhanced physical distancing and non-medical mask use, emphasis on …

SickKids researchers receive $1.5 million in CFI funding to launch unified COVID-19 biobank

November 17, 2020

The UT COVID-19 Biobank will provide safe, secure and standardized collection of biologic samples, such as blood and respiratory secretions, that are critical to answering a range of research questions about COVID-19 infection across the age span …

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New Science Brief outlines guidance for return to in-person school

July 19, 2021

Science Brief created by SickKids, CHEO, Science Table and other Ontario hospitals provides guidance on COVID-19 mitigation measures for a return to in-person school in September 2021.

Our children are not okay: Health-care leaders in Ontario issue warning and express deep concern about new COVID-19 modelling data

November 21, 2020

New COVID-19 modelling data from the federal and provincial governments puts children and youth at risk. Although children are far less likely to be infected by COVID-19, they are profoundly affected.

SickKids releases new research on how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child and youth mental, physical health

July 8, 2021

Some findings are not yet peer-reviewed; point to urgent need to prioritize child and youth mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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