Canada home to health research successes, but needs culture shift: expert – CTV

February 18, 2021

VANCOUVER — Canada is home to significant scientific expertise and research tackling COVID-19, though one expert says long-standing hurdles make it difficult for the country to punch above its weight in the global fight against the virus.

Among the standout contributions is a Vancouver biotech company that’s producing a key component of several vaccines, but a University of British Columbia professor says Canada could do more to support its experts.

Dr. Srinivas Murthy, who also co-chairs the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 clinical characterization and management committee, said Canada needs greater integration between health care and research.

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