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COVID-19: Poll finds support in B.C. for ‘vaccine passports’

A new survey has found that a majority of British Columbians support the idea of using proof-of-vaccination certificates for international travel. Click the title to read more.

Undocumented workers in Canada hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccines, fear deportation: advocates

Undocumented workers in Canada fear that getting vaccinated could mean being arrested if someone reports them to police or immigration authorities because of their lack of proper identification, say advocates. Click the title to read more.

Undocumented workers hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccines, fear deportation: advocates

Undocumented workers in Canada fear that getting vaccinated could mean being arrested if someone reports them to police or immigration authorities because of their lack of proper identification, say advocates. Click the title to read more.

People with dementia experienced more stress, loneliness during COVID-19, says UBC study

The study found 81 per cent of people with dementia reported sometimes or often feeling isolated, while 76 per cent reported they lacked companionship. Click the title to read more.

Survey uncovers pandemic’s complex impact on people living with dementia and their families

Dr. Julie Robillard, the study’s senior author and assistant professor of neurology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, discusses the biggest challenges being faced by people living with dementia and their caregivers, and shares how this work is already being used to inform services and resources in B.C. Click the title to read more.

Survey uncovers pandemic’s complex impact on people living with dementia and their families

COVID-19 has been especially challenging for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers, confirms a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Click the title to read more.

Survey uncovers pandemic’s complex impact on people living with dementia and their families

COVID-19 has been especially challenging for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers, confirms a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study uncovers the complex effects of the pandemic on more than 400 people in this community in B.C., and identifies their unique needs. Click the title to read more.

‘It’s a careful balance’: B.C. expert sheds light on when COVID-19 vaccine certificates could be used

With vaccine distribution ramping up, the matter of restrictions lifting and pre-pandemic activities being permitted again may be top of mind for many British Columbians. Click the title to read more.

UBC medical ethicist says vaccine passports could be discriminatory

UBC Medical ethicist Judy Illes says while the COVID vaccine is important, she adds there is a lot of potential for discrimination with requiring proof of vaccination. Click the title to read more.

Scientist Spotlight: Dr. Judy Illes

Neuropsyched’s latest Scientist Spotlight features Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes. Click the title to read more.