Daily Media Digest April 21, 2021

Rapid COVID-19 testing at YVR contributes to safer travel: study
News 1130
“The study, sponsored by WestJet and The Vancouver Airport Authority and carried out by UBC and Providence Health Care, saw nearly 600 British …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, rapid test, Providence Health Care

Working with local biotech, U of T to test drug that may prevent fatal COVID-19 lung damage
“Several of U of T’s partner hospitals are about to enrol their first patients in the trial, including Toronto General Hospital at University Health Network, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, biotech, lung damage, innovative treatment, University Health Network

Post-COVID-19 Canada: What the federal budget tells us about the end of the pandemic
“… anxious, lonely and depressed amid the pandemic, according to a series of online surveys conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.”
TAGS: COVID-19, federal budget, pandemic, CAMH

With federal funding boost, Saskatoon lab positioned to become ‘Canada’s centre for pandemic …
CTV Toronto
“VIDO-InterVac on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon (Pat McKay/CTV Saskatoon). Share: Reddit. Report Error Editorial …”
TAGS: pandemic, funding, pandemic preparedness, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO Inter-Vac

U of M collaboration aims to maximize kidney disease screening through micro device
CTV News
“A group of scientists and doctors at the University of Manitoba are developing a point-of-care screening test for chronic kidney disease …”
TAG: kidney disease, early screening, medical technology, chronic disease, University of Manitoba

Med school researcher receives international award for excellence
UCalgary News
“Arthur C. Guyton’s name is likely familiar to medical students and … physiology text (now in its 14th edition) in medical schools around the world.”
TAGS: physiology, international award, medical student, University of Calgary

Study looks at how HIV self-tests can help queer people overcome health-care hurdles
CTV News
“The Community-Based Research Centre says longstanding issues such as … became the first medical device of its kind to be approved for use in Canada. … As the pandemic consumes most of Canada’s public health resources, …”
TAGS: HIV, self-test, medical device, pandemic