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What’s Special About the New COVID-19 Vaccines?

Learn about viruses, vaccines and why the new COVID-19 vaccines are innovative.
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What’s Special About the New COVID-19 Vaccines?

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Creating a Vaccine for COVID-19 in Canada

Learn how vaccines are developed, how they work and how some scientists in Canada are researching vaccines for COVID-19.
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Creating a Vaccine for COVID-19 in Canada

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Herd Immunity: How Vaccines Protect the Most Vulnerable

What is herd immunity and how does it protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities?
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Herd Immunity: How Vaccines Protect the Most Vulnerable

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Where Did Viruses Come From?

Viruses are not living things - so where did they come from? Scientists have proposed three different hypotheses.
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Where Did Viruses Come From?

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Immunity and Vaccination

Learn about the history of vaccines and how vaccines trigger an immune response that keep us from getting some dangerous diseases.
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Immunity and Vaccination

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Rosadelle Tirados

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Biomedical Scientist
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Rosadelle Tirados

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 learning resources and suggestions for discussing with students.
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COVID-19 Resources

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Introduction to Viruses

Learn about the basics of viruses in this backgrounder.
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Introduction to Viruses

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Phages vs. Antibiotics

Many doctors prescribe antibiotics to cure infections. But should they be prescribing viruses instead?
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Phages vs. Antibiotics

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The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You're Sick

Viruses can make you feel awful! This article explains how feeling bad might be your immune system’s way of helping you heal.
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The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You're Sick

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Measles and Measles Prevention

Learn about the measles virus, its impact and vaccination for prevention of the disease.
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Measles and Measles Prevention

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Are Microbes Your Friend or Foe?

Microbes are everywhere, even in your digestive tract. Some of these microbes are helpful, and some aren’t.
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Are Microbes Your Friend or Foe?