Saskatchewan Premier on COVID-19, $15M Funding for Pandemic Research

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Saskatchewan Premier on COVID-19, $15M Funding for Pandemic Research

In Regina, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe provides an update on the provincial response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier announces that his government is committing $15 million to help the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization’s International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon to become the future national centre for pandemic research. He is joined by Dr. Volker Gerdts, the CEO and president of VIDO-InterVac. Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s chief medical officer of health, also takes part in the briefing via teleconference.(February 23, 2021) (no interpretation)