Second Viral Wave Study Results, 2021

We are pleased to inform you that the second phase of the Action to Beat Coronavirus in Canada study (Ab-C) is nearing completion.

This includes analysis of the blood samples and correlating the lab results with responses to the survey collected in January and February, 2021, representing mostly infections from the second viral wave.

Here is What We Found About the Second Wave of Canada’s Coronavirus Pandemic

About 5-6% of Canadian adults aged 18 or older were positive for COVID-19 antibodies in Phase 2, a sharp increase from the 2% positive that we reported earlier for the first viral wave (May- September 2020).

Looking at the Results of Phase 2 in Detail, We Find:

What Comes Next?

Ab-C Phase 3 2021: Studying the Third Viral Wave and Vaccinated Canadians

We need your help to continue to track the pandemic, to understand what happened with the third viral wave, and what the antibody response is among the many Canadians now vaccinated against COVID-19.

Here is how you can help, whether or not you have been vaccinated:

  1. If you have been invited to take the Angus Reid online survey on COVID symptoms, please complete it as soon as you can — if you have not already done so.
  2. If you signed up to get a home sample collection kit but have not yet completed and returned the collection, please do so. More instructions can be found HERE.

Thanks for being part of the fight against COVID.


The Entire Ab-C and Angus Reid Forum Team