Transmissions Characteristics of COVID-19 Variants

Transmission Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern: Rapid Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Alberta Health Services, Public Health Agency of Canada

Patient/Public Partner(s)

Trudy Flynn, Rebecca Mackay

Project Trainee(s)

Mari Somerville, Justine Dol, Bearach Reynolds, Danielle Shin, Allyson Gallant

Funding Source(s)


Project Objectives

To identify (1) how much more transmissible are the variants of concerns; (2) why are they more transmissible; and (3) what criteria are used to define new variants of concerns.

Research Approach

Rapid Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Janet Curran

Position: Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Janet Curran is a Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University and a Research Chair in Quality and Patient Safety at IWK Health, Nova Scotia Health and Dalhousie University.

She is the Scientific Lead in the Strengthening Transitions in Care lab at IWK Health where her program of research is focused on co-designing and evaluating best practice and policy change interventions to improve transitions in care for patients and families. Her co-design work is informed by collaborating with multiple stakeholders including patients, parents and caregivers, healthcare providers, and policy makers.

Janet Curran

Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Janet Curran is a Professor in the School of Nursing...