FROM THE DAILY SCAN: UBC-PROVIDENCE SCIENTISTS JOIN FORCES WITH WESTJET AND YVR FOR COVID-19 TESTING STUDY
Researchers from Providence/UBC collect study samples in a testing pod located at YVR. (Courtesy Vancouver Airport Authority)
Over the last two decades, clinician-scientist Dr. Don Sin has spent his days doing research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease while also caring with patients with the debilitating disease.
Then COVID-19 hit.
Along with scientists around the world, Sin and his research team quickly pivoted their research to address the pandemic. Fortunately, the vast body of knowledge they had spent years uncovering about lung disease helped them to rapidly determine how the novel coronavirus—which can also cause lung complications such as pneumonia—infects humans.