The federal authorities is investing $6.7 million on a Canada-wide analysis platform to higher perceive the influence of COVID-19 on kids.
Federal Well being Minister Jean-Yves Duclos advised reporters Monday in Montreal the platform will contain researchers at 16 Canadian establishments.
He says it’ll enable researchers in pediatric centres throughout the nation to watch COVID-19 infections, vaccination, and the social influence of the illness on kids and youth.
The venture will probably be led by Dr. Caroline Quach, a pediatric infectious ailments specialist at Montreal’s Ste-Justine kids’s hospital.
The platform is known as POPCORN, which stands for Pediatric Outcomes Enchancment via Coordination of Analysis Networks.
Duclos says the POPCORN platform may even be used for researchers to share details about different pandemics or health-care emergencies.
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