Daily Media Digest February 8, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are ‘ethically justified’ for pregnant women: CMAJ
“Core principles of medical ethics hold that medical decisions or … Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Cynthia Maxwell MD, Sinai Health; and Tali …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease, medical ethics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Should I wear a mask outdoors? Your COVID-19 questions answered
“… said Dr. Zain Chagla, an infectious diseases physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and an associate professor at McMaster University.”
TAGS: COVID-19, infectious disease, public health, mask, McMaster University

Ottawa scientists develop test to detect COVID-19 variant in wastewater
Newstalk 1010 (iHeartRadio)
“Speaking to CTV Morning Live on Friday, Dr. Tyson Graber, a research associate at the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa, said his team has found a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, variant, community spread, wastewater, CHEO Research Institute

How People with Diabetes Are Navigating COVID-19 Isolation
“Everybody’s feeling stressed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so with a baseline of greater likelihood of mood disorder and greater risk if we catch the virus, it’s no wonder that people with diabetes are feeling extra anxious. Mediaplanet asked Kimberley Hanson, Executive Director of Diabetes Canada, about the pandemic’s impact on the diabetes community.”
TAGS: COVID-19, isolation, vulnerable population, diabetes, Diabetes Canada

St. Paul’s ED doctor leads study on COVID-19’s impact on BC paramedics
The Daily Scan
“Led by Dr. Brian Grunau, an Emergency Department physician at St. Paul’s and a scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS), and Dr. David Goldfarb, a clinical associate professor in UBC’s faculty of medicine and a medical microbiologist and infectious disease specialist at BC Children’s Hospital, the goal is to identify workplace factors that increase or decrease the risk of infection. Ultimately, the information will be used to inform guidelines to protect paramedics’ health.”
TAGS: COVID-19, emergency medicine, paramedic, innovative research, Providence Health Care, CHEOS

Let’s Talk T1D – Continuous Glucose Monitoring with Dexcom G6
“Please join us for an informative and engaging discussion about Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) with our event partner Dexcom. Moderated by JDRF and featuring Gabrielle Schmid RD, CDE, CPT | Dt.P, ÉAD, FAP, a diabetes educator and person living with T1D.”

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST