Daily Media Digest August 18, 2020

When a COVID-19 vaccine arrives, which Canadians will get it first?
“When the first COVID-19 vaccines become available, there won’t be enough for everyone who wants it, both nationally and internationally.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, public health

Temporary COVID-19 clinic at Royal displays need for urgent mental health services
Ottawa Sun
“We thought we were making a clinic for COVID,” said Susan Farrell, vice-president for community mental health at The Royal. “What we found was …
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, public health

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19
Philippine Canadian Inquirer
“By Jessica Cooke University of Calgary, Nicole Racine University of Calgary, Sheri Madigan University of Calgary, The Conversation on August 18, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pediatric health, public health

Researchers probe new target for potential drugs against COVID-19
Folio – University of Alberta
“New research has identified a part of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that can be targeted by drugs that prevent the virus from replicating—a key step for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, pandemic

Canadian Frailty Network invests in Canadian-made, innovative approach to dementia care
Canadian Frailty Network
“As our population ages frailty, in all its forms, challenges the Canadian care system to support 1.5 million older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers. Coordinated, compassionate, local care is critically important to those living with dementia and their caregivers. The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) has invested in a proven and innovative approach to dementia care, MINT Memory Clinics.”
TAGS: dementia, vulnerable population, frailty, aging population

Health system needs to plan now for adoption of regenerative medicine therapies: U of T researchers
“… Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative (THETA) at University Health Network (UHN), and Loughborough University in the U.K..”
TAGS: regenerative medicine therapies, innovation in medicine

CHEO urges vigilance when storing cannabis edibles in homes with children
“As we approach a year since cannabis edibles were legalized in Canada, CHEO has seen a recent increase in the number of children visiting the Emergency Department after ingesting edible products found in the home.”
TAGS: pediatric health, cannabis, children and youth health

DUPIXENT® (dupilumab injection) now approved by Health Canada for severe chronic …
Canada NewsWire
“… Country Lead, Sanofi Canada and General Manager, Sanofi Genzyme Canada. DUPIXENT® is a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the …”
TAGS: innovative treatment, severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis