Daily Media Digest April 8, 2021

Indigenous leadership key to COVID-19 case decline, says minister Marc Miller
“You can’t underplay or underestimate the work that the Indigenous leadership has done to deploy the public health measures in communities to really …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, Indigenous health

Hamilton docs describe what it takes to care for a COVID-19 patient in the ICU
“When Dr. Sunjay Sharma, the site chief of Hamilton Health Sciences’ intensive care unit (ICU), thinks about COVID-19 patients he has treated, one …”
TAGS: COVID-19, intensive care, public health, pandemic, Hamilton Health Sciences

Evidence suggests younger people at highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from pandemic
“This article, written by Renée El-Gabalawy, University of Manitoba and Jordana Sommer, University of Manitoba, originally appeared on The …”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, pandemic, youth health, at-risk population

Why restricting AstraZeneca vaccines in Canada means balancing ‘vaccine risk vs. disease risk’
“… Dr. Susy Hota, an infectious disease specialist at the University Health Network and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.”
TAGS: vaccine, pandemic, COVID-19, public health, University Health Network, McMaster University

U of T scientist receives Gairdner International Award for metabolism research
“… a professor in the departments of medicine and physiology at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and an endocrinologist at University Health Network.”
TAGS: diabetes, diabetes research, Gairdner International award, metabolism, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum RI, University Health Network

International leadership in cancer recognized with 2021 Gairdner Award
Queen’s Gazette
“Queen’s researcher Elizabeth Eisenhauer has received the 2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman award for outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science.”
TAGS: cancer, cancer research, Canada Gairdner Wightman award, Queen’s University

This doctor spent years studying a disease he didn’t know he had
“Dr. Harry Robertson continues to research Parkinson’s disease — now as a patient and a professional. Jon Tattrie …”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, innovative research, neurodegenerative disease, Parkinson’s Canada