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January 6, 2022

Queen's In The News Thursday, January 6, 2022

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Yahoo! Canada: Kingston top doc cautiously optimistic, but says hospitalizations remain high
ctvnews.ca: Some kids should get shorter vaccine interval amid Omicron risk, experts say
Dr. Evans says hospitalizations are below the region's peak during the Delta wave — but that doesn't mean residents are out of the woods yet. He also speaks to shorter intervals between vaccine doses for children. He says choosing to speed up doses has to be an individual decision by each parent, but for certain children, such as those with medical conditions or who live with high-risk individuals, he says it may make sense to opt for a shorter window between shots.
Kirk Leifso
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Kingston Whig-Standard: Parents express anxiety, concern as school uncertainty continues
Dr. Leifso says from an infectious risk perspective, in-person learning versus remote learning creates the same risk of kids getting sick in school as before. It really is about the community burden of infection that increases or decreases your risk of contracting COVID-19.
Aditi Sen
  • Arts and Science
  • History
The Conversation: A competitive cooking show puts a humble fermented rice dish on the global stage
Dr. Sen writes an op-ed on panta bhat, which is cooked parboiled rice that is soaked in cold water and left to ferment. She speaks to the overall growing popularity of fermented dishes.

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