Daily Media Digest August 26, 2020

International study to look at effects of COVID-19 pandemic on pregnancy
UM Today
“Eltonsy, who specializes in mother-infant health research, said the study will look at how social distancing, quarantines and restrictions on medical …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, pregnancy, maternal health

Infectious disease expert warns how easy it is to burst your social bubble
“Yet a Queen’s University infectious disease expert says social bubbles are only effective if they remain pure. “If two or three people within that …”
TAGS: COVID-19, social distancing, social bubble, public health

COVID-19 Q&A: Jason M. Harley on dealing with pandemic fatigue
McGill Reporter
“Harley is an Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, at McGill; Junior Scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre; and …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, mental health, pandemic fatigue

How to get kids ready to wear masks at school and support their mental health: CBC Asks
“… Studies at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences and Dr. Martha Fulford, infectious diseases specialist at McMaster Children’s Hospital …”
TAGS: mental health, pediatric health, COVID-19, public health

Ottawa giving $82.5M for Indigenous mental health support during COVID-19
“The federal government is pledging $82.5 million to improve access and address growing demand for mental health services in Indigenous …”
TAGS: Indigenous mental health, funding, COVID-19

Saliva tests could make spotting coronavirus easier: expert
“… the Yale test does seem to work, said Jason Kindrachuk, who holds a Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses at the University of Manitoba.”
TAGS: COVID-19, saliva testing, innovative testing

Dalhousie study forecasts new cystic fibrosis drug could reduce deaths by 15%
“The manufacturer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, has not yet submitted an application to Health Canada, despite pushes from Cystic Fibrosis Canada.”
TAGS: cystic fibrosis, innovative treatment, quality of life