CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.
For evidence, tools, and resources related to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Evidence Portal.


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COVID-19 Update

Last updated: November 23, 2020
Product Line: New at CADTH
Result type: Report

CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.

Our COVID-19 evidence portal contains the latest COVID-19 information from CADTH and other respected organizations. Content is updated daily to reflect the rapidly changing and growing state of the international scientific evidence related to this disease.

The following is a summary of the most recent information posted to our COVID-19 portal.


CADTH Webinar — Community-Based Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19 and HVAC Systems (December 3, 2020)

  • Join our panel of experts for a discussion about what the latest research says about how heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems contribute to spreading or mitigating the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
  • Speakers include William (Bill) Dean (American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc.), Dr. David Fisman (University of Toronto), and Dr. Jason Kindrachuk (University of Manitoba).
  • Please register to participate (there is no cost).

COVID-19 News

Visit our news page to stay on top of all of the emerging information we are monitoring and updating. Here are the highlights of the latest news:

  • Remdesivir
    On November 20, 2020, WHO issued a conditional recommendation against the use of remdesivir in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, regardless of disease severity.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate: mRNA-1273
    On November 16, 2020, Moderna Inc. announced interim analysis results of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
  • Fluvoxamine
    On November 12, 2020, preliminary results of the STOP COVID study were published.

CADTH Literature Searching Tools

To help conduct your COVID-19–related literature searches, see our COVID-19 Search Strings and our COVID-19 Grey Literature Resources.

Additional Resources

CADTH is pleased to showcase additional COVID-19 resources from our partner organizations, as well as from the Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments’ health jurisdictions:


Canadian ministries and departments of health, publicly funded organizations responsible for health service delivery, and clinical society stakeholders are encouraged to submit a request or contact their CADTH Liaison Officer. We’re here to help.

The CADTH Weekly COVID-19 Update is intended to keep you informed about the latest information posted on the CADTH COVID-19 portal. You’re receiving this update because you’ve subscribed to our CADTH e-alert system.