Daily Media Digest April 27, 2021

How thousands of COVID-19 patients have been getting remote care at home
“Virtual care or remote monitoring isn’t new to University Health Network or GTA hospitals — but it has expanded exponentially over the last year …”
TAGS: COVID-19, remote care, pandemic, virtual care, University Health Network

USask scientists part of national network tracking COVID-19 variants
“Scientists across Canada have joined together to study the coronavirus variants of concern. Two University of Saskatchewan researchers are part of the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, variants, national network tracking, pandemic, University of Saskatchewan

Pandemic project: Ottawa scientist and kids craft CO2 data logger to assess classroom ventilation
Ottawa Citizen
“Dr. Doug Manuel, a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and professor at uOttawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, ventilation, public health, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Young adults have highest anxiety, depression rates during pandemic: study
Regina Leader-Post
“… sifting through Saskatchewan-specific data collected by Mental Health Research Canada. The first survey was sent out to participants in August and …”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, lockdown, COVID-19, University of Regina

When a ventilator isn’t enough: Why younger COVID-19 patients can need artificial lungs
“The medical director of Hamilton Health Sciences’ ECMO program says the procedure requires large tubes in a patient’s blood vessels, blood-thinning …”
TAGS: COVID-19, ventilator, pandemic, public health, ECMO, Hamilton Health Sciences

How long does it take for the COVID-19 vaccines to become effective?
CTV News
“Pfizer-BioNTech, Canada’s first authorized vaccine, is approximately 52.4 per cent effective after the first dose and becomes 92 per cent effective 14-21 …”
TAGS: COVID-19, efficacy, vaccine, public health, Pfizer

MS Society of Canada Awards $1 Million to Research Study on Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to …
Regina Leader-Post
“Dr. Arnold and his research team at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) at McGill University aim to develop a clinical decision support …”
TAGS: multiple sclerosis, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, innovative research, The Neuro

New project tests harm reduction strategies for methamphetamine use in hospitals
“Dr. Michael Silverman, chief of Infectious Diseases for London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, searched meticulously …”
TAGS: addiction, mental health, treatment, Lawson Health Research Institute