Dr. Nadine Kronfli's on COVID-19 in provincial prisons.

Dr. Nadine Kronfli is featured on the MUHC website and on CTV News for her research to determine how many incarcerated individuals and correctional employees in select Quebec provincial prisons have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and understanding the spread of the disease. This research is newly funded by the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force.

Provincial prisons are congregate settings where vulnerable individuals are temporarily housed, many of whom have risk factors for COVID-related morbidity and mortality. Daily movement of staff in and out of correctional facilities can introduce SARS-CoV-2 infection inside and contribute to transmission outside, it is important for us to focus on both populations to inform public health policy recommendations. — Dr. Nadine Kronfli (interviewed by the RI-MUHC)

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