Daily Media Digest January 13, 2021

Immune but infectious: Can someone vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the virus?
Global News
“As the cross-Canada roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues this week, it’s still unclear whether the injections can actually prevent the spread of the virus.”
TAGS: COVID-19, infectious disease, vaccine, public health

‘I’m scared’: Coronavirus long-haulers claim they’ve been left to fend for themselves
“It is not known whether the province is tracking cases. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is funding prospective studies on the long-term effects …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-haulers, infectious disease

First Nations have shown exemplary handling of pandemic despite unique challenges: infectious …
Calgary Herald
“… to clean water and appropriate health care put First Nations at greater risk. … While COVID fatigue exists in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous …”
TAGS: First Nations, pandemic, COVID-19, University of Calgary, at-risk group

Consent will be important as COVID-19 vaccine delivery to remote First Nations picks up in Ontario
“Preparations ramping up for vaccinations of NAN communities. The stage is being prepared for fly-in First Nations to receive vaccinations, as health care …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine delivery, First Nations, community health

Half of cannabis users increased consumption during first wave of COVID-19
“A persistent and concerning trend emerged across Canada during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: about half of Canadians who used cannabis in the past week increased their consumption.”
TAGS: cannabis, mental health, addictions, COVID19, CAMH

Nursing research helps improve health, development of Pakistani children by addressing parent …
UCalgary News
“UCalgary Nursing’s Dr. Nicole Letourneau, PhD, is building a bridge between Calgary and Karachi to help address risk to these children’s health and …”
TAGS: nursing, innovative research, children’s health, University of Calgary, York University