Daily Media Digest August 24, 2020

Carleton’s Alex Wong Works Toward Reusable Face Masks by Eliminating COVID-19 with …
Carleton Newsroom
“Carleton University Biology Prof. Alex Wong is working on a unique research initiative to decontaminate medical face masks exposed to COVID-19 …”
TAGS: personal protective equipment, public health, COVID-19

Baycrest researchers to investigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on dementia risk
“Therefore, researchers at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute (RRI) are investigating the possible effects of COVID-19 and infection prevention measures on dementia risk in older adults.”
TAGS: COVID-19, dementia, public health

How many masks should my child take to school? Your back-to-school mask questions answered
“Dr. Susy Hota, medical director for infection prevention and control at the University Health Network in Toronto, said although masks aren’t a fail-safe …”
TAGS: public health, children and youth health, COVID-19

Lockdowns and a second wave? What the coronavirus pandemic could look like this fall
“Dr. Matthew Pellan Cheng, an infectious diseases doctor at the McGill University Health Centre, sees reasons to be slightly optimistic about the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health

Western University to launch a mobile COVID-19 testing unit on campus this fall
London Free Press (Blogs)
“Western’s mobile testing facility compliments existing on-campus medical services for students. Student Health Care will be back to full operating hours …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mobile testing unit

U of Manitoba partners with Toronto-based company for work on potential coronavirus therapy
“As companies across the world rush to produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the University of Manitoba is partnering with a Toronto firm to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, therapeutic treatment, public health

One-third of people with COVID-19 lie about their symptoms, study shows
“A new Brock University study shows people lie about having to isolate, and also … New research from Brock University shows those trying to prevent the … of all respondents said they lied about how much they were following health … The team is interested in doing a similar survey in Canada, although …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

How parents can help children cope with the COVID-19 school return
“He holds a Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. He spoke with Mitch Cormier of CBC’s Island Morning and shared …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, children and youth health