Daily Media Digest December 15, 2021

Omicron in Ontario, Part 1: An infectious-disease expert on rapid spread and new fears | TVO.org
“TVO.org speaks with McMaster University’s Zain Chagla about lockdowns, the health of our health-care system, and why so much is now out of our …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, omicron variant, McMaster University

Pfizer’s vaccine 70% effective against hospitalization from Omicron: study – National | Globalnews.ca
Global News
“The analysis was conducted by Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest private health insurer, and the South African Medical Research Council. The …”
TAGS: vaccine, COVID-19, pandemic, omicron variant, Pfizer

Sask. wastewater researchers begin search for omicron variant | CBC News
“At the University of Saskatchewan, the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) is preparing to begin testing for the newly discovered variant, …”
TAGS: wastewater, public health, pandemic, omicron, University of Saskatchewan

$2M to the MUHC Foundation for precision cancer care – McGill Reporter
McGill Reporter – McGill University
“By Tarah Schwartz, Director Communications & Marketing, McGill University Health Centre Foundation. December 14, 2021. Comment on this article.”
TAGS: precision care, cancer, innovative research, MUHC

How seniors can ensure they’re getting the health care they deserve
The Globe and Mail
“Some seniors also feel the time crunch of shorter medical appointments, says Samir Sinha, a geriatrician and director of Health Policy Research and co-chair of Toronto’s Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing. They may feel pressure to oversimplify their symptoms, which can result in leaving out important information.”
TAGS: health care, aging population, seniors, Ryerson University