CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.
For evidence, tools, and resources related to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Evidence Portal.

 

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CADTH Weekly COVID-19 Update

Last updated: August 17, 2020
Product Line: New at CADTH
Result type: Report

CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.

Our COVID-19 evidence portal contains the latest COVID-19 information from CADTH and other respected organizations. Content is updated daily to reflect the rapidly changing and growing state of the international scientific evidence related to this disease.

The following is a summary of the most recent information posted to our COVID-19 portal.

Events

Webinar: Blood Plasma Therapies For COVID-19 (August 25, 2020)

  • In this webinar, an expert panel will talk about convalescent plasma therapy and other plasma-based therapies being investigated in trials as potential treatments for COVID-19. The CONCOR-1 study, a nationwide clinical trial approved by Health Canada, will also be part of this discussion.
  • Our panel of experts include Dr. Dana Devine (Canadian Blood Services), Dr. Jeannie Callum (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), and Heather Logan (CADTH).
  • To participate, please register (there is no cost).

Previously Recorded Webinar: Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine (August 12, 2020)

Reports

Ongoing Trials for Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccines in the Prevention of COVID-19

  • This report provides information on ongoing clinical trials of Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccines being investigated for the prevention of COVID-19.
  • It is current as of August 10, 2020, and no further updates will be posted.
  • A list of online tracking tools for up-to-date information on ongoing vaccine trials for COVID-19 is provided in Appendix 1 of this report.

Ongoing Trials for Novel Vaccines in the Prevention of COVID-19

  • This report provides information on ongoing clinical trials of novel vaccines being investigated for the prevention of COVID-19.
  • It is current as of August 10, 2020, and no further updates will be posted.
  • A list of online tracking tools for up-to-date information on ongoing vaccine trials for COVID-19 is provided in Appendix 1 of this report.

CADTH Literature Searching Tools

To help conduct your COVID-19–related literature searches, see our COVID-19 Search Strings and our COVID-19 Grey Literature Resources.

Additional Resources

CADTH is pleased to showcase additional COVID-19 resources from our partner organizations, as well as from the Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments’ health jurisdictions:

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Canadian ministries and departments of health, publicly funded organizations responsible for health service delivery, and clinical society stakeholders are encouraged to submit a request or contact their CADTH Liaison Officer. We’re here to help.

The CADTH Weekly COVID-19 Update is intended to keep you informed about the latest information posted on the CADTH COVID-19 portal. You’re receiving this update because you’ve subscribed to our CADTH e-alert system.