Tag Archives: COVID-19

New simulation AI apps allow public health agencies to plan for mass COVID-19 vaccinations

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2020 – Once a viable COVID-19 vaccination is ready, the logistics of how to vaccinate everyone becomes one of the next hurdles. Researchers at York University have developed a solution, an artificial intelligence drive-through mass vaccination simulation application that can help clinics and public health agencies plan for mass vaccinations ahead of time.

Study: Adults with children under 18 at home report using alcohol to cope with stress of COVID-19

Depression and social disconnection also found to be related to drinking to cope York University psychology researchers surveyed Canadians early in the pandemic and found that those who had at least one child under the age of 18 at home, or who experienced greater depression or a lack of social connectedness, were more likely to […]

Food accelerator program gives entrepreneurs a boost during COVID-19

York University program helps local businesses scale up into mass retail chains TORONTO, August 21, 2020 – York University’s food accelerator program is the first of its kind in Ontario to help Canadian business owners with products in market scale up rapidly, giving them a much-needed jumpstart in a food industry challenged during the COVID-19 […]

Back to School Prep: 10 tips for parents to make reading and math fun

York University experts available to explain how to prevent learning losses TORONTO, August 10, 2020 – With four weeks to go before children return to Ontario elementary schools on Tuesday, September 8, parents are encouraged to keep learning alive in their households to help make for a smoother transition back to the classroom. That’s the […]

Anti-Chinese stigma masked community’s proactive measures to avert COVID-19 spread

TORONTO, August 04, 2020  Anti-Asian discrimination spread quickly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as people of Chinese descent and those perceived as Chinese were targeted as originators of the pandemic – a stigma that is stoked by President Donald Trump’s characterization of COVID-19 as the “China virus.” But even before they were unfairly […]