Daily Media Digest April 6, 2020

Here Are The Canadian Organizations In The Race To A COVID-19 Vaccine

HuffPost Canada
“In this publicity photo from the University of Saskatchewan, researchers at VIDO-InterVac work. Gord Waldner/University of Saskatchewan In this …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

‘Chasing the pandemic clock’: The Royal opening mental health clinic for urgent virtual care
Ottawa Citizen
“Those who haven’t faced mental health issues before but whose anxiety is rising as the virus spreads, or are grieving as it claims a loved one.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

Ottawa Hospital researchers join the global race to treat, prevent COVID-19

Ottawa Citizen
“Scientists at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute have joined the global race to prevent and treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Diabetes Canada warns against stockpiling, panic-purchasing of insulin amid COVID-19 pandemic

“Despite concerns heard during the COVID-19 pandemic, Diabetes Canada says there is enough insulin to go around, but those who require it will …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, diabetes

Ferrets, hamsters will soon reveal whether Canadian vaccine bid has a shot

The Globe and Mail
“And the VIDO-InterVac facility at the University of Saskatchewan is at the centre of a global effort to find a solution to the pandemic. Story continues …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vaccine development, innovative research

Merck Canada is proud to partner with Innovative Medicines Canada and other pharmaceutical …

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Merck Canada is proud to partner with Innovative Medicines Canada and other pharmaceutical member companies to help protect healthcare workers …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Designing face shields to protect medical staff

McGill Reporter (blog)
“… the healthcare front, Dr. Sinha and Leigh MacIntyre, a Senior Research Project Manager at the The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Juravinskis give $3.3M to COVID-19 and mental health research

“Two well-known philanthropists are set to give Hamilton health researchers a $3.3-million boost to help fund urgent research projects connected to the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

USask awarded $5 million

Yorkton This Week
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of a …”
TAGS: community health, Indigenous health, Indigenous research centres

U of T researcher’s ‘lab-in-a-box’ promises to boost COVID-19 testing capacity
“Pardee, who has a Canada Research Chair in Synthetic Biology in Human Health, says the applied research being done to combat COVID-19 today …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Edmonton professor receives grants of $380000 to combat COVID-19 misinformation

Edmonton Journal
“Tim Caulfield, the Canada research chair in health law and policy, said misinformation typically surrounds different areas of health but the COVID-19 …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health