SARS-CoV-2 Variants: Clinical, Vaccine and Public Health Implications
Speaker: C Kaushic
What do we know about SARS-CoV-2 mutations? Which mutations are concerning and why? What are the variants of concern that are currently circulating globally? What is the clinical relevance of these newly emerging variants? Will current vaccines still protect against the emergent variants? As new strains of SARS-CoV-2 are rapidly spreading globally, including in Canada, a number of questions are being raised, and scientists are racing to understand the implications. Join us as Dr. Charu Kaushic, Professor in the Immunology Research Center at McMaster University, Member of the Canadian Immunity Task Force and the Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Infection and immunity, shares the latest developments on the emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants and the clinical, vaccines, and public health implications.