COVID-19 Rapid Results
Welcome to the the CHILD Cohort Study’s COVID-19 add-on study webpage, which shares the latest results from the study as well as information about the study’s participants. The graphs can be shared and downloaded freely, but please note they are subject to change and will be updated as new data become available.
Welcome to the the CHILD Cohort Study’s COVID-19 add-on study webpage, which shares the latest results from the study as well as information about the study’s participants. The graphs can be shared and downloaded freely, but please note they are subject to change and will be updated as new data become available.

The data charts on this page have not yet been optimized for mobile screens. To see the charts properly, please view this page in landscape mode (rotate your phone onto its side) or on a larger screen.

While being shared publicly, this data is unpublished and remains the intellectual property of the CHILD Cohort Study. For more information on study data, contact child@mcmaster.ca

How to cite: CHILD Cohort Study (2021). “COVID-19 Rapid Results.” Retrieved from https://childstudy.ca/covid-rapid-results on [insert date].

COVID-19 Rapid Results Infographics

The study

The CHILD COVID-19 add-on study is providing insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the physical and mental health of Canadian families. We are also exploring changes in routines, finances, and emerging topics like vaccine uptake and hesitancy.

This one-year study is exploring: why some people infected with the virus become seriously ill while others do not; risk factors for infection; and how physical distancing and school and business closures are affecting mental health and wellbeing, especially in children.

Participating households, recruited from the CHILD cohort, are completing questionnaires about the symptoms and impacts of COVID-19, how the pandemic has changed their daily lives, and their thoughts and worries about the virus. They are also collecting blood and stool samples for analysis.

We thank the CHILD participating families and their household members for their incredible dedication. Without their participation, this research would not be possible.

The study’s findings will help control subsequent waves of transmission and will help minimize the unintended consequences of pandemic management policies. Results will be published in peer-reviewed journals – but in addition, to accelerate and maximize the impact of this research, we have created this webpage to share results quickly with policymakers, other researchers, and our CHILD families. 

To connect with the CHILD research team, please contact child@mcmaster.ca.

The funders

The participant experience

Kids in the families that are participating in the COVID-19 add-on study have been contributing artwork – videos, drawings, poetry and more – to the 2021 CHILD Arts Contest. In their art, they reflect on COVID-19, their experience with the add-on study, and the importance of CHILD research in this area. Some of these works are shared below. 

Click on the thumbnails for larger versions, and visit the Contest gallery to see all the entries. 

Livia, 10 years old, Toronto, ON

Blood Tests: It’s about me and my family doing the blood draw tests for the COVID add-on study. I was very very scared. So were my sisters, but mom and dad said it would hurt like a fast pinch and then be over quickly. Still… we were all very scared! In the end, I got a bandage and the whole experience was kind of fun.

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Alexia, 11 years old, Winnipeg, MB

Appreciation for CHILD Study

Cora, 9 years old, Vancouver, BC.

My artwork is about all the unexpected good things that the covid pandemic brought me. I didn’t realize all these things until I was asked in the CHILD COVID-19 study.

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Maxine, 14 years old, Winnipeg, MB

Poem: Appreciation for CHILD Study.

Click on the image to read the whole poem.

Sheldon (10), Logan (11), Travis (13), Tara (8); Morden, MB

Illustrated book: The Canadian CHILD Study: In the News.

Click on the image to read the book.