Daily Media Digest July 16, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine at VIDO-InterVac on track for human trials this fall

“VIDO-InterVac’s vaccine candidate is among nearly two dozen in various stages of testing around the world.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, pandemic

Saskatoon company isolates coronavirus antigen in plant cells
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“After that, Zyus would give the antigen to VIDO-InterVac to test in animals. Zettl said that might happen as early as this fall. Such antigens are typically …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antigen, vaccine development

Study links good health-care in Canada to higher COVID-19 death rate
CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News
“Study links good health-care in Canada to higher COVID-19 death rate … Research led by Heart & Stroke also found the pandemic has likely … of poor heart health, even if excellent medical care and technology is available. “Quality …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, access to healthcare

Airborne transmission of COVID-19 hasn’t ‘played a major role’ in BC outbreaks
Burnaby Now
“Both Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health — where the majority of cases have occurred — say they’ve been able to trace the virus by treating …”
TAGS: COVID-19, transmission, public health

Osgoode professor tasked by UN to lead development of research roadmap for post-pandemic …
Law Times
“… of international law, global health and political science at York University, to lead the U.N. Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery. Hoffman …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19

How To Avoid Burnout When You’re Parenting A Child With Special Needs
HuffPost Canada
“Dr. Yona Lunsky, Director and Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, in Toronto, told HuffPost Canada: “Caregiving impacts both …”
TAGS: burnout, parental health, mental health

Health Canada to fund study of Nova Scotia’s new opt-out organ donor law
“The Health Canada funding will cover three years of study, but Beed warned change in the medical field takes time. “Dramatic change in the health …”
TAGS: organ donation, innovative research

U of T scientists uncover key process in the manufacture of ribosomes and proteins
“… on Pol I and prevents sincRNAs from ‘sinking’ the nucleolus,” said Mekhail, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Spatial Genome Organization.”
TAGS: innovative research, ribosome, proteins