Daily Media Digest February 19, 2021

COVID-19: As care home residents get second vaccine doses, study aims to track their antibody …
Vancouver Sun
“… with their approach to visitors,” said the study lead, Dr. Marc Romney, who heads up medical microbiology and virology at Providence Health Care.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, antibody, immunity, public health, Providence Health Care

What comes next: UHN’s continued effort in defeating COVID-19
“… and The Michener Institute of Education, UHN is home to a diverse collection of research infrastructure suited to address these complex challenges.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, immunity, public health, The Michener Institute of Education, University Health Network

John Muscedere: Why healthy aging must be the upshot of the COVID-19 pandemic
Vancouver Sun
“Frailty is defined as a medical condition of reduced function and health, and it becomes more common as we age. Frailty increases vulnerability to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, healthy aging, aging population, frailty, pandemic, Canadian Frailty Network

Be gutsy and ask questions about Crohn’s disease
“The Crohn’s and Colitis Canada website includes information about the “IBD journey” – from what to expect at medical appointments to diet options to …”
TAGS: Crohn’s disease, colitis, IBD, chronic illness, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Why are the variants more transmissible? Your COVID-19 questions answered
“Dr. Issac Bogoch, an infectious diseases physician with Toronto’s University Health Network, said the same rules apply for the variants. “We should still …”
TAGS: COVID-19, variants, public health, infectious disease, University Health Network, Queen’s University

Muscedere and Puxty: Seniors are not the problem – they’re part of the solution
Canadian Frailty Network
“COVID-19 has framed older Canadians as frail and vulnerable during the pandemic – for good reason. The pandemic has hit older adults particularly hard, accounting for the majority of those suffering from serious illness and death. Fear of COVID-19 contagion continues to impact seniors far more than most other Canadians, forcing them into stricter lockdown measures for their own health and safety.”
TAGS: frailty, aging population, pandemic, COVID-19, Canadian Frailty Network

Neurolingo talks to demystify complex science
McGill Reporter
“Lee and his three colleagues from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro)– fellow PhD candidates Alice Morgunova and Hilary …”
TAGS: neuroscience, complex science topics, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro)

Study pinpoints role of language disruptions in psychosis
Western News
“Study pinpoints role of language disruptions in psychosis … tasks, new research from Western and Lawson Health Research Institute shows.”
TAGS: language disruption, psychosis, mental health, Western University, Lawson Research Institute