Daily Media Digest December 21, 2021

Novel approach to COVID-19 vaccine shows early promise – Western News
Western News – Western University
“A Western University team’s novel approach to developing a COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in inducing a robust immune response, early data shows.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, immune response, Western University

Vaccine Readiness Revisited: What Went Well
Neighbourhood Pharmacies
“Neighbourhood Pharmacies is pleased to share its latest publication, Vaccine Readiness Revisited: What Worked Well. This end-of-year roll-up looks back at a series of recommendations put forth to governments in December 2020, to enable community pharmacies to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Now, one year later, we evaluate how those recommendations were implemented across the country; what worked, what we’ve learned, and where we go from here.”
TAGS: vaccine, pandemic, COVID-19, pharmacies, Neighbourhood Pharmacies

Provinces working to meet demand for COVID-19 testing as cases surge – The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
“… is more demand than we can accommodate,” Gillian Howard, a spokeswoman for the University Health Network, or UHN, said in an e-mail on Sunday.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, infectious disease, University Health Network

Wearable biosensors can help people with complex health conditions – University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo
“Remote monitoring of health-related behaviour with wearable sensor technology is … health conditions, shows a recent University of Waterloo study.”
TAGS: biosensors, wearable technology, medical technology, complex health conditions, University of Waterloo

Why do people use cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
McMaster University
“People who use cannabis during pregnancy and lactation do so to manage pregnancy-related symptoms and pre-existing conditions, including nausea and vomiting, mental health and insomnia, says a study led by McMaster University researchers.”
TAGS: cannabis, pregnancy, developmental health, mental health, McMaster University