Daily Media Digest February 16, 2021

One shot to protect us all: Canadian scientists’ quest to develop a vaccine that fights all types of …

The Globe and Mail
“… diversity and origin of bat-borne coronaviruses at VIDO-Intervac, an infectious disease research institute based at the University of Saskatchewan.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, coronaviruses, infectious disease, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

Researchers developing new COVID-19 vaccines holding clinical trials in Halifax
CTV News Atlantic
“The clinical trials are taking place at the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at the IWK Health Centre. The goal is to develop a safe and effective …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, clinical trials, public health, pandemic, IWK Health Centre

Who is next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine across Canada?
CTV News
“Those eligible in the next round of vaccines are seniors over the age of 80, Indigenous seniors aged 65 and over, Elders, health-care workers, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccination, public health

Campaign calls for more Black stem cell donors in order to save lives
“Stem cells can be specific to race, and a shortage of Black donors mean patients might not find a match.”
TAGS: stem cell, cancer, donor registry

Pandemic sparks increased demand for building biotech research labs
The Globe and Mail
“Other similar conversions from warehouse to research lab followed and the niche has now become a significant part of the company’s business, with …”
TAGS: pandemic, biotech research, innovative research

She was in agony since age 13. Many didn’t believe her. Then a BC hospital diagnosed her with …
“”For the first time someone from the medical community was telling me: ‘Not … in order to get governments to move forward on support and research. … was in the works in Canada, a Ministry of Health spokesperson replied that the … Study rating the ‘attractiveness’ of endometriosis patients pulled after 7 …”
TAGS: endometriosis, women’s health, chronic disease