Daily Media Digest December 10, 2021

Study investigates COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, immune responses in First Nations … – Global News
Global News
“Dr. Sonia Anand, a McMaster professor and scientist with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), says multiple factors are contributing to those high …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine hesitancy, immune response, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences

STOP COVID! initiative aims to increase youth vaccination rate – SFU News
Simon Fraser University
“Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Scott Lear and colleagues are developing a new app aimed at increasing vaccine uptake in youth …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, infectious disease, Simon Fraser University

No stranger to adversity, Susheela faces ALS with courage
ALS Canada
“Advocacy and funding for research and community-based support services are things that were important to Susheela. She was featured in ALS Canada’s eAdvocacy campaign this year which launched during ALS Awareness Month in June, and she’s also featured in our end of year holiday giving campaign.”
TAGS: ALS, chronic health, healthcare, ALS Canada

Western research takes aim at medical racism
Western News – Western University
“Western research shows medical racism one reason for vaccine hesitancy among Black and Indigenous people.”
TAGS: medical racism, vaccine hesitancy, Western University

‘I had lost touch with reality’: Brain surgery restores clarity and light to Dartmouth woman
QEII Health Sciences Foundation
“The QEII’s Dr. Sean Barry and members of the neurosurgery team were excited to learn patient Shelagh Rawding donated $3,000 in honour of the care she received.”
TAGS: brain surgery, neurosurgery, healthcare