Daily Media Digest April 28, 2021

‘We thought polio was a hidden monster waiting to jump out and grab you’
The Globe and Mail
“As March of Dimes Canada celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, the coronavirus pandemic is bringing back memories of the waves of polio. Marching Mothers went door to door to raise awareness and funds.”
TAGS: polio, pandemic, infectious disease, March of Dimes

Saskatchewan researchers investigate long-term health effects of COVID-19
“Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are trying to change that. A team of scientists from the university, VIDO-InterVac and the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long term health effect, long-haulers, prognosis, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO-InterVac

Ottawa-designed vaccine system praised in Nova Scotia, envied in ‘chaotic’ Ontario
Ottawa Citizen
“The company grew out an app created by Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a physician and senior researcher at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccination, vaccine system, pandemic, public health, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

‘We are ready to go to work’: Health-care workers from Newfoundland arrive in Ontario
CTV Toronto
“Honestly, that was our intent for coming up here, to join the teams within University Health Network and the critical care units and on the COVID floors.”
TAGS: COVID-19, frontline workers, pandemic, University Health Network

Schulich-developed assistive-living exoskeleton changes Alberta boy’s life
UCalgary News
“His family was connected with a team of students from the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering two years ago in hopes of making an …”
TAGS: assisted-living, developmental health, disability, University of Calgary

Carleton Researchers Collaborate to Improve How Diseases are Diagnosed and Treated
Carleton Newsroom
“By Brenna Mackay. Carleton University researchers in physics and engineering are joining forces with biologists and medical practitioners to change …”
TAGS: collaborative research, innovative research, diagnosis, treatment options, Carleton University