Daily Media Digest February 3, 2021

Overcoming vaccine hesitancy
McGill Reporter
“… scientist with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program.”
TAGS: vaccine hesitancy, COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, McGill University Health Centre

‘The eye of the hurricane’: With two COVID-19 variants detected in Ontario, what comes next?
Ottawa Citizen
“… Dr. Doug Manuel, a senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and professor at uOttawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health.”
TAGS: COVID-19, variants, vaccines, infectious disease, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

VIDO-InterVac vaccine in clinical trials, production facility operational next year
“VIDO-InterVac director Dr. Volker Gerdts said 40 million doses a year is a best-case scenario for their production facility, which is not yet complete. Story …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, clinical trials, vaccine production, VIDO-InterVac

Western researchers develop new COVID-19 antibody test
The Gazette • Western University’s Newspaper
“The research, led by Western University professor Shawn Li, developed the test to detect whether COVID-19 antibodies are present and how much …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antibody test, pandemic, public health, Western University

How Everyone Can Be a More Empowered Patient
Health Insight
“The first step to advocating for better access to medical information, treatments, and care is gaining a solid understanding of the health care system we’re a part of. Mediaplanet asked leading organizations that represent patients how Canadians can become proponents for improved patient access and what they can do to become more empowered patients.”
TAGS: diabetes, patient empowerment, access to care, Diabetes Canada