Daily Media Digest January 22, 2021

School testing could get students back in classrooms
York U News
“Testing can significantly control outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ontario schools, especially when combined with other measures, such as mask wearing, say York University researchers who led the study.”
TAGS:  COVID-19, school, Ontario, York University

Osteoporosis Canada
“The OC Podcast from Osteoporosis Canada features evidence-based information from healthcare providers and subject matter experts, as well as personal stories from those affected by osteoporosis.”
TAGS: osteoporosis, bone health, podcast

More evidence needed to inform policy on sending kids back to school
Western News
“These questions are difficult to answer and researchers at Western University say policy makers are lacking rigorous data to inform their decisions.”
TAGS: COVID-19, school, public policy

Three of Canada’s Leading Women’s Health Foundations Launch the Women’s Health Collective Canada with National Survey
Canada Newswire
“… it takes 17 years for clinical research to filter down to medical practice, but women have only been included in trials for the past 20 years,” says Jennifer Bernard, President and CEO of Women’s College Hospital Foundation and Foundation Partner, WHCC.”
TAGS: women’s health, health research, national survey

Canadian health officials take different tack to vaccinate wary health care home workers
The Guardian
“It won’t work for every population,” said Brian Hodges, chief medical officer at University Health Network (UHN), which has mobile teams vaccinating …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccination, long term care homes, health care workers

Why new COVID-19 variants are on the rise and spreading around the world
The Conversation
“A new variant of coronavirus has swept across the United Kingdom and been detected in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. Scientists are concerned that these new strains may spread more easily.”
TAGS: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, variants