Two researchers at the University of Manitoba are collaborating with colleagues across Canada to study new COVID-19 variants and find solutions to help curb them.
Jason Kindrachuk and Deanna Santer are lending their expertise to the Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network, which is a government-funded research program.
“One of the things we’re trying to understand is where this virus is going within our community,” said Kindrachuk.
Santer will be looking at how antiviral drugs, such as Remdesivir and Paxlovid, could not be effective if they are used alone as new variants continue to appear.
“We need to expand our treatment ‘toolbox’ to ensure we can effectively stop whichever virus variant is currently circulating,” Santer said in a news release.
Meanwhile, Kindrachuk is looking at how COVID-19 and its variants affect animals and how that could impact…