Daily Media Digest April 19, 2021

How a COVID-19 vaccine can (and cannot) affect menstruation, mammograms and more
“But four health experts told CBC News there are key findings women can … Although pregnant women were initially excluded from clinical trials, the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, women’s health, public health, pandemic, Women’s College Research Institute

Meet the Canadian doctors working to identify and treat the rare blood clots linked to COVID-19 …
“For decades, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., has been a hub for research on blood and its diseases — known as hematology — but in recent …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, blood clots, rare side effect, innovative treatment, McMaster University

Ontario’s failure to control the third wave has implications for all of Canada
“”We’re planning for the worst,” said Dr. Susy Hota, an infectious disease specialist at the University Health Network and an associate professor of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, infectious disease, pandemic, public health, University Health Network

New network to model emerging infectious diseases receives $2.5 million in federal funding
York University
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, York University Professor Huaiping Zhu is building a new network of researchers and collaborators who will bring a “One Health” approach to disease modelling, to better predict, prevent and respond to emerging infectious diseases.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, disease modelling, York University

Expanded during pandemic, virtual medical care offers big climate benefits: researchers
“Researchers have said there can significant benefits from online medical visits or telephone … and associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia. … (Submitted by Women’s College Hospital).”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, virtual care, public health, climate change, Women’s College Hospital

COMMENTARY: Federal budget amid COVID-19 crisis will ‘set the agenda’ for next election
“It has been more than two years since then-finance minister Bill Morneau presented the last federal budget, and in between, we had a federal election …”
TAGS: COVID-19, federal budget, federal election, Canadian politics