Daily Media Digest April 15, 2020

‘Cough chamber’ shows 2 metres of physical distancing not enough: Western University researchers
“Research for the study took place inside the Western University mechanical and materials engineering department’s “cough chamber” during the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, physical distancing

Canadians value science, medical advice over economic factors in COVID-19 response: York U …
“A nationwide survey conducted by York University’s department of disaster and emergency management asked Canadians about the social impacts of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, medical advice

Quick Fix: Carleton Grad and Students Making Protective Shields with 3D Printers
Carleton Newsroom (press release)
“By Dan Rubinstein Photos by Chris Roussakis. Last spring, when Felix Denomme graduated from Carleton University’s Aerospace Engineering …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, personal protective equipment

The multi-pronged search for the Holy Grail of the pandemic: a vaccine
University Affairs
“An associate professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Barr called colleagues in Switzerland about securing a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vaccine research

Internal funding for coronavirus research
Queen’s Gazette
“In response to the international COVID-19 pandemic, the Vice-Principal (Research) has launched an internal initiative to fund and support research projects that will contribute to the development, testing, and implementation of medical or social countermeasures to mitigate the rapid spread of the virus and its negative consequences on global communities.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, research

Alberta Hope study looks to find treatment for COVID-19
Cochrane Today
“Alberta Hope is a collaboration between researchers and health professionals at the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and Alberta Health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative treatments

McMaster working on do-it-youself home test kit for COVID
The Bay Observer – Providing a Fresh Perspective for Hamilton and Burlington
“McMaster University researchers are racing to create a home-based COVID-19 testing kit, which could potentially be ready to move forward for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, testing kit

Canada’s new source for medical equipment: 3-D printers
The Globe and Mail
“He is co-ordinating with the University Health Network, which includes most of Toronto’s major hospitals and is associated with U of T, to assess their …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, 3-D printers