Daily Media Digest February 18, 2021

Vaccination should be mandatory for health care workers: Article
“As Canada enters a mass vaccination campaign against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, healthcare workers are at the front of the queue to get vaccinated. As frontline workers, those in healthcare are both at increased risk of contracting the virus and of transmitting it.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, public health, frontline workers, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Bruyere Research Institute

BC researchers working to develop breath test for COVID-19
“… respirologist at Vancouver General Hospital and B.C. Cancer Research Centre who is leading the team at Vancouver Coastal Health developing the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, breath test, innovative research, Vancouver Coastal Health

ONTARIO: McMaster University team working on “second generation” COVID-19 vaccine
“… Canada could see development of its own COVID-19 vaccine — a second-generation vaccine, they call it — thanks to a team at McMaster University …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, public health, innovative research, McMaster University

Canada home to health research successes, but needs culture shift: expert
CTV News
“Canada is home to significant scientific expertise and research tackling COVID-19, though one expert says long-standing hurdles …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, public health, innovative research, Canadian research

1 in 8 health-care workers with coronavirus show no symptoms, Canadian study finds
CTV News
“In what is believed to be the first Canadian study of its kind, … Health Canada not ready yet to greenlight AstraZeneca vaccine … However, there is a continuing controversy in the medical community about the value of … Lab technicians speak with each other during research on coronavirus, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, frontline workers, University Health Network

Test developed in London, Ont., validated for diagnosing rare heritable disorders in world first
“A study out of Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ont., shows that EpiSign, a molecular genomics test developed at the research facility, has …”
TAGS: rare diseases, rare disorders, molecular genomics, innovative research, genetic testing, Lawson Health Research Institute

The Art of the Matter – Beyond the Microscope – Diabetes Canada
Diabetes Canada
“With Banting’s love of art in mind, and in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Diabetes Canada will host a unique and first-ever art …”
TAGS: diabetes, insulin, chronic disease, Diabetes Canada