CHILD featured in CITF report on COVID-19 impacts on kids, parents & teachers

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CHILD Cohort Study research, from its COVID-19 add-on study, is featured in a new report from the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF). 

The report, entitled “Risks and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s kids, their parents, and teachers: Latest research results and policy implications,” summarizes the research findings of seven studies funded by CITF, including CHILD’s COVID-19 add-on study, that are focused on daycare, primary, and secondary school-aged children, their parents, and teachers.

“Collectively, results from these studies provide a snapshot of the pandemic’s impact on the 2020-21 school year, across Canada, both in terms of infection burden and the toll on mental health and social behaviours,” note the report authors.

The report cites CHILD data on vaccination rates as well as the pandemic’s impact on families’ screen time, physical activity, and stress and anxiety.

In conjunction with the report, CITF hosted an online seminar on the same topic on 29 September 2021. As part of the event, CHILD Deputy Director Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) presented on CHILD’s COVID-19 research. A PDF version of her presentation is available here

The CITF was established by the Government of Canada in late April 2020 to mobilize studies to understand SARS-CoV-2 infection and immunity in Canada. The CITF is a supporter of CHILD’s COVID-19 add-on study.