Daily Media Digest December 21, 2020

Vaccine hesitancy and COVID-19: How many will stay on the fence?
Ottawa Citizen
“… senior scientist in clinical epidemiology at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. A severe allergic reaction occurred on Tuesday in Juneau, Alaska, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, vaccine hesitancy, herd immunity, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Mathematical model makes a case for immunizing the oldest first
The Globe and Mail
“… want the social distancing and physical distancing to go away,” said Jane Heffernan, director of the Centre for Disease Modelling at York University.”
TAGS: immunization, COVID-19, vulnerable population, York University

University of Calgary Researchers Launch 19 To Zero: United Against COVID-19 to Shift Public …
Canada NewsWire
“… connections,” noted Dr. Jia Hu, Public Health Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine hesitancy, public health, University of Calgary

COVID-19: UBC study looks at what one long-term care home did right
Vancouver Sun
“The publicly-funded care home Louis Brier Home and Hospital, which has more than 200 residents and 400 staff, is located in the Fraser Health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-term care, public health, aging population

How the University Health Network’s new social medicine innovation centre is opening eyes to …
Toronto Star
“How the University Health Network’s new social medicine innovation centre is opening eyes to other ways to help vulnerable patients. Jennifer Yang.”
TAGS: social medicine, mental health, University Health Network

New research underscores the importance of the measles vaccine
Western News
“As vaccines for COVID-19 begin to be distributed across the globe this week, new research from Western University underscores the importance of …”
TAGS: vaccinations, measles, infectious disease, public health, Western University

New study looks at how to reduce the risk of children developing peanut allergies
CTV News
“The study, led by researchers from the University of Manitoba as well as … Dr. Meghan Azad, who is an associate professor at the U of M and is also …”
TAGS: allergy, children and youth health, developmental health, McMaster University, University of Manitoba