Daily Media Digest April 21, 2020

Researchers work on developing COVID-19 vaccine
“Developing a vaccine for the deadly COVID-19 virus is one of the most urgent needs in the global fight to curb the pandemic.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vaccine development

Is my child or adolescent feeling stressed about COVID-19?
“Learn how children and adolescents express stress through their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Find some strategies on how you can help your child.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health, children and youth health

USask therapy dogs go virtual amidst COVID-19 pandemic
University of Saskatchewan
“The University of Saskatchewan (USask) PAWS Your Stress Therapy Dog program is live online. Students and other members of the community can now connect and receive comfort and support from St. John Ambulance therapy dogs while learning pandemic-specific mental health self-care tips.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) Launches COVID-19 Fund in support of Nurses Across Canada
“To support nurses across Canada during these trying times, CNF in partnership with Founding Sponsor, the TYLENOL® brand, has established a COVID-19 Fund for Nurses.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

McMaster researchers to identify who gets sick with COVID-19
Brighter World – McMaster University
“Two McMaster University professors have received research funding to boost their work to identify COVID-19 infection rates and to understand why some people are more susceptible to the virus.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Drug-resistant superbugs: A global threat intensified by the fight against coronavirus
Brighter World – McMaster University
“When infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses or fungi stop responding to the medicines designed to treat them, that’s AMR. Resistance builds over time through overexposure to antimicrobial drugs, such as antibiotics, or disinfectants. With ineffective treatments, these infections persist in the body and ultimately spread to others.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, superbugs