Daily Media Digest December 14, 2020

First doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine arriving in Canada tonight
“Dr. Kevin Smith, president and CEO of the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, said he expects doses of the vaccine to arrive at the hospital …”
TAGS: vaccine, public health, COVID-19, University Health Network

COVID-19 vaccine’s protection against virus outweighs potential allergy risk, expert says
“… Zain Chagla, an infectious disease physician and associate professor of medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, told CBC News on Saturday.”
TAGS: vaccine, COVID-19, allergy, at-risk population, McMaster University

Pandemic, families and clients help shape future of mental health services in Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen
“Those are among ways Ottawa’s The Royal is refocusing its approach, said CEO Joanne Bezzubetz, with some changes brought about by necessity …”
TAGS: mental health, public health, pandemic, virtual care, The Royal Mental Health Centre

CEO of Saskatoon lab explains how COVID-19 vaccines have been developed so fast
CTV Toronto
“CTV News spoke with Volker Gerdts, director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac at the University of Saskatchewan, a lab dedicated to infectious disease and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccines, VIDO-InterVac

Access to food linked to lung health, suggests Nunavik study
Nunatsiaq News
“2017 health survey found. The others suffered from symptoms such as wheezing and chronic coughing. Survey results indicated that good respiratory …”
TAGS: lung health, nutritional health, respiratory health

VIDO-InterVac on track to become ‘Canada’s centre for pandemic research’
University of Saskatchewan
“A major takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic is that emerging diseases require rapid responses and Canada needs to be better prepared to respond to the next one, says University of Saskatchewan research centre leader Dr. Volker Gerdts (DVM).”
TAGS: pandemic research, COVID-19, public health, VIDO-InterVac

Hamilton Health Sciences holds strong as a top Canadian research hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has once again been named among the top four research hospitals in Canada.”
TAGS: innovative research, research hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences