covid19
Digital tool assesses privacy and effectiveness of contact tracing apps 

Digital tool assesses privacy and effectiveness of contact tracing apps 

A new tool developed by a team of Western University computer scientists performs a digital deep dive on the near-endless stream of contact tracing (CT) mobile apps currently available on the market to evaluate their effectiveness and, more importantly for most, their privacy thresholds.

Course on mindful social innovation aims to build pandemic resilience

Course on mindful social innovation aims to build pandemic resilience

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country burdened by years of civil unrest and poverty, only a dozen psychiatrists currently serve the entire population of more than 90 million. On top of its complex issues, the country is still recovering from the mental...

Students help break down barriers to justice

Students help break down barriers to justice

COVID-19 is making access to justice more difficult for marginalized communities, and that reality coupled with the move of many legal services online is prompting more Western law students than ever to step up to meet the need.

Western supporting students following COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall

Western supporting students following COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall, a Western University campus residence, where there are currently four confirmed positive cases. The university is collaborating with the MLHU on contact tracing and is supporting students who need to get tested and quarantine.

Explainer: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Explainer: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Provided that a COVID-19 vaccine successfully navigates Phase 3 clinical trials and is subjected to continuing safety monitoring after it is licensed, we have good grounds to believe that the vaccine both works and is safe.

Nothing masks flavour

Nothing masks flavour

Andrew Duhasky is unit chef at Ontario Hall and wants to make sure the food is better, much better, than just ‘good’.

Researchers unravel two COVID-19 mysteries

Researchers unravel two COVID-19 mysteries

A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University has made significant strides in understanding COVID-19 – including discovering a way to predict how sick a patient will become – through two studies published this week.