Daily Media Digest April 28, 2020

‘A race against the disease’: Canadian researchers part of global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine

“VIDO-InterVac is also testing other researchers’ vaccines on hamsters. Gerdts says the research is moving at an accelerated rate, and everyone is …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vaccine development

Hydroxychloroquine study enters second week with a call for more participation
“Dr. Michael Hill, a professor at the University of Calgary and a co-lead on the Alberta Hope COVID-19 study, says they have already recruited over 70 …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

A Mobile Hospital to Increase Treatment Capacity for COVID-19 Patients
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“… Mary’s Hospital Center, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the West Island Rehabilitation Centre, the Grace Dart Extended Care Centre, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mobile hospital

Nova Scotia Health Authority to start home blood collection
“The Nova Scotia Health Authority is launching an in-home blood collection service. The service began Monday and is for patients …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, blood collection

COVID-19: A ‘last resort’ breathing machine prototype heads to clinical trials
U of T Engineering News
“U of T Engineering professor Kamran Behdinan (MIE) and a team of researchers at the University Health Network (UHN) are designing a life-saving …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, ventilator

Chance of contracting COVID-19 while out for a spring walk ‘incredibly small’, Manitoba …
“The University of Manitoba physiology professor and Canada Research Chair specializes in respiratory illness and environmental pathogens.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Hospital hotline lends support to long-term care homes during COVID-19
“It’s a partnership with Unity Health Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Danielle Martin, chief medical executive at Women’s College …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, hospital hotline

Western researchers probe odd symptom of COVID-19: Sudden loss of smell
Strathroy Age Dispatch
“Scientists at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute, the medical research arm of London’s hospitals, are joining a global …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, symptoms