Daily Media Digest February 10, 2021

A look at promising and overhyped COVID therapies after a tumultuous year of research

Toronto Star
“University Health Network scientist Ewan Goligher says the probability of requiring life support dropped by about a third among subjects. He expects …”
TAGS: COVID-19, therapeutics, innovative treatments, infectious disease, University Health Network

Federal COVID Alert app to collect more data to gauge effectiveness
“”I’m encouraged that now they’re starting to collect metrics,” said Scassa, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, medical technology, infectious disease

‘This could be a real game-changer,’ says McMaster University researcher testing COVID treatments
“Edward Mills, a professor of health research methods, evidence and impact at McMaster University. Hamilton Region. ‘This could be a real game …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, affordable healthcare, alternative treatment, McMaster University

Health Canada says Pfizer’s vaccine vials can be stretched to 6 doses
“After an independent regulatory review, Health Canada has agreed with a request from Pfizer to recognize that each vial of the company’s vaccine …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, doses, public health, Pfizer

CAMH unveils ‘aggressive’ plan to tackle systemic anti-Black racism in the mental health hospital
Toronto Star
“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has released a public strategy to tackle systemic anti-Black racism in the mental health hospital by 2022 …”
TAGS: mental health, access to care, innovative strategy, CAMH

Breastfeeding research improves lives and advances health, but faces conflicts
UM Today
“Breastfeeding research improves lives and advances health, but faces conflicts. Breastfeeding and breast milk provide big …”
TAGS: breastfeeding, developmental health, women’s health, breast milk, nutrients, University of Manitoba

2020 Leadership in Advocacy Award Virtual Award Presentation
“Please join us at a virtual event to celebrate the 2020 Leadership in Advocacy Award Winners, Dr. Ingrid Waldron and HealthCareCAN.”
♦ Date: February 23, 2021
♦ Time: 3:00 – 3:30 PM ET