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March 17, 2020

A Message from Gairdner on COVID-19

The Gairdner Foundation recognizes how unsettling and scary the news about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak can be, and there is a lot of new information to process every day.

At Gairdner, we pride ourselves on recognizing the world’s best researchers with our awards and we are proud that many of our laureates are leading the charge in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of our John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health laureates Dr. Peter Piot (2015) and Dr. Tony Fauci (2016) have been assisting their countries in coordinating efforts to combat this pandemic. Dr. Piot and Dr. Fauci have been quoted widely across North America, the United Kingdom and around the world, sharing their knowledge, insights and recommendations.

We want our stakeholders to be well-informed and we recommend reading articles as included below that will help answer some of your questions. Details are changing rapidly so please always refer to the latest information but ensure you’re reading from trusted sources such as the World Health Organization, Public Health Canada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Anthony Fauci fights outbreaks with the sledgehammer of truth

100 Questions of Peter Piot about COVID-19