WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study

November 30, 2020

Dr. Marc Romney, Medical Lead for Microbiology and Virology, along with Dr. Don Sin, PHC Respirologist (co-priincipal investigators) are lending their research expertise and diagnostic know-how to support the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study launched on November 27, 2020 using rapid antigen tests (analogous to home pregnancy tests).

For more information, read the “UBC-Providence Scientists Join Forces With WestJet and YVR for COVID-19 Testing Study” article in PHC COVID-19 Staff Bulletin and The Daily Scan, originally published from UBC News website.

Update: See the follow-up article “600 Rapid COVID-19 Tests Done on WestJet Passengers at Vancouver Airport. Not One Yielded a Positive Result: UBC Study” in MedicineMatters.ca on April 20, 2021.

This initiative is also featured in the "Behind the scenes of COVID-19, meet our pandemic dream team" article in the St. Paul's Foundation Promise magazine 2021.