Daily Media Digest January 14, 2022

For people over 50, even ‘mild’ COVID-19 can result in mobility problems – Brighter World
Brighter World – McMaster University
“A McMaster University study has found that adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at increased risk of worsening mobility …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, variant, moderate COVID-19, mobility, McMaster University

Omicron making life difficult for mathematicians trying to track COVID-19 – Yahoo News Canada
Yahoo News Canada
“… distinct challenges for those who model its impact, says Caroline Colijn, an associate professor of mathematics at Simon Fraser University.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, York University, Simon Fraser University

Health Canada in ‘final stages’ of reviewing Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 drug – CTV News
CTV News
“Health Canada’s chief medical adviser Dr. Supriya Sharma says the agency is working through the final stages of its review of Pfizer’s promising …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, antiviral, innovative treatment, Pfizer

Survey reveals the impact of COVID-19 on Manitoba childcare facilities – CTV News Winnipeg
CTV News Winnipeg
“… therapeutics at the University of Manitoba, launched the survey a week ago and received responses from 332 facilities in Manitoba in 72 hours.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, childcare, public health, University of Manitoba

Hamilton virology lab gets a ‘grasp’ on COVID-19 testing
Hamilton Health Sciences
“… Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) virology lab is a partnership between Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, virology, public health, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

$500,000 in federal funding awarded for Canada Research Chair at USask – News …
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher has been awarded $500000 in funding through the federal government’s Canada Research Chair renewal …”
TAGS: funding, innovative research, Canada Research Chair, radioactive pharmaceuticals, University of Saskatchewan

Unsure how to help someone struggling with mental health? Try Waypoint’s mental … – Simcoe.com
“The Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is offering virtual mental health first-aid training.”
TAGS: mental health, training, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health

UHN and U of T receive $24-million federal grant for transplant research – University of Toronto
University of Toronto
“Researchers at University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto have received $24 million to advance technology to repair and rebuild …”
TAGS: transplant, surgery, innovative research, funding, University Health Network