Cate Hankins is a part of the Canadian expert team to do research on the Corona virus in Canada
Cate Hankins, a Professor of Public and Population Health at McGill University, Deputy Director (Science) at #AIGHD, ex board member of AFEW International and co-chair of the scientific workshop EECA INTERACT is a part of the Canadian expert team to do research on the Corona virus in Canada.
The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced more than $1 billion in support of a national medical research strategy to fight COVID-19 that includes vaccine development, the production of treatments, and tracking of the virus.
The Government of Canada will invest in new medical countermeasures to better understand COVID-19, and develop the infrastructure needed to fight the virus in Canada.
Cate Hankins will be co-chairing the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force operated under the direction of a leadership group. The group also includes Dr. David Naylor, President of the University of Toronto; Dr. Tim Evans, the Director of the School of Population and Global Health at McGill University; Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, and Dr. Mona Nemer, the Chief Science Advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister, Minister of Science, and Cabinet. The task force will establish priorities and oversee the coordination of a series of country-wide blood test surveys that will show how widely the virus has spread in Canada and provide reliable estimates of potential immunity and vulnerabilities in Canadian populations.