May 28, 2020


Dr. Upton Allen, Chief of Infectious Diseases at SickKids, talks about how COVID-19 affects children, why scientists got it so wrong, and his research to better understand the virus and prep for a vaccine.

Scientific Contributors

  • Dr. Stephen Scherer
  • Dr. Julien Muffat
  • Dr. Yun Li
  • Dr. Michelle Science
  • Dr. Lisa Strug


Generous Donors

  • Donette Chin-Loy Chang and G. Raymond Chang, O.C., O.J.
  • Ron Bresler and Erin Donahue
  • Robert Harding
  • Rick and Gayle McGraw
  • John M. and Melinda Thompson
  • FDC Foundation
  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • Gail and David O'Brien
  • Clare Sellers
  • Christian and Jennifer Lassonde
  • Lee K. and Margaret Lau


Transcripts and Show Notes

Researchers track the demographics of the COVID-19 pandemic (The Toronto Star)

A study aims to uncover who is most vulnerable to the coronavirus (The Globe and Mail)


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About the Host: Hannah Bank

As a SickKids Foundation writer, Hannah works closely with world-renowned SickKids scientists, physicians, and researchers, turning dense medical jargon into engaging content about the latest research and treatments for kids. She’s inspired by the hope and perseverance of young patients and their families, a fantastic team of colleagues, and her three young girls at home.

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