Feds invest $6.7M on research project looking at impact of COVID-19 on youth | Globalnews.ca

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.

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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.

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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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