Daily Media Digest August 27, 2020

Local COVID-19 research aids in understanding the coronavirus
CTV News London
“Dr. Douglas Fraser is a researcher from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. (Source: …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

COVID-19’s impact on the heart has specialists on alert
Ottawa Citizen
“For some patients, COVID-19 is also a heart disease, and that has specialists at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on alert as the pandemic continues.”
TAGS: COVID-19, cardiac health, heart disease

Children’s hospitals launch effort to improve early access to mental health care
CTV News
“Dr. Ronald Cohn, president and CEO of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, said the initiative couldn’t come at a more critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing gaps in Canada’s mental health system.”
TAGS: pediatric health, pandemic, mental health

COVID and flu season will soon collide. How bad will it be?
“In a few months, the COVID pandemic is going to collide with Canada’s unofficial fifth season — flu season.”
TAGS: COVID-19, flu season, public health

How to talk about back-to-school plans with your kids during a pandemic
“Parents and students alike are having to make challenging decisions about whether or not it’s safe to return to school this fall. In many provinces, including those reopening classrooms, students may opt for online learning programs.”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, pediatric health

Researchers from University of Windsor shed light on nurses experiences amid pandemic
“A new study, conducted by University of Windsor researchers, aims to shed … This must be so difficult for them,'” said Dana Menard, researcher and …”
TAGS: frontline workers, mental health, pandemic, COVID-19

Cardiol Therapeutics initiates Health Canada approved Phase 1 clinical study of lead drug CardiolRx
Proactive Investors USA & Canada
“… Center, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, McGill University Health Centre, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Charité Hospital Berlin.”
TAGS: cardiac health, heart disease, innovative research