Daily Media Digest April 3, 2020

A Message from the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus to Research Canada’s Members, Supporters and Partners
HRI Portal
“We want to thank you for your dedication and commitment and, although we miss seeing you on the Hill, we know you are precisely where you need to be right now. You have our support and that of all Canadians through this daunting time.”
TAGS: research community, public health, Parliamentary Health Research Caucus

UM researcher leads study on effective N95 Mask Decontamination during COVID-19 crisis
UM Today (press release)
““Medical masks are used by health-care workers, with the N95 providing the best protection against tiny aerosol particles that carry the novel coronavirus …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, personal protective equipment

QuestCap Inc. makes timely $1-million investment in Sunnybrook to establish research group …
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inventing the future of health care for the 1.3 million patients the hospital cares for each year through the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

London, Ont., researchers to study hydroxychloroquine’s potential to prevent, treat coronavirus

“Two new studies out of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and Lawson … trial led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

McMaster University researchers help create guide to caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients

“McMaster University researchers have helped to create guidelines for health-care workers treating patients with COVID-19 in an intensive-care unit.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

VIDO intervac new developments from the forefront of developing a novel coronavirus vaccine
“The vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre or VIDO-Intervac joins us to talk about the federal funding they have …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vaccine development

UBC-led study finds trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered …
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“In engineered replicas of human blood vessel and kidneys — organoids grown from human stem cells — the researchers demonstrated that the virus …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health