Daily Media Digest July 17, 2020

How close are we to a vaccine for COVID-19?

“… is associate professor of microbiology and immunology who is part of a COVID-19 vaccine development team at at Western University in London, …”
TAGS: vaccine development, COVID-19, innovative research

U of T antibody test detects past infection, quality of immune response for COVID-19
“A blood test designed by researchers at the University of Toronto and Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute can accurately detect …”
TAGS: antibody test, COVID-19, immune response

Coronavirus convalescent plasma trials underway at Mt. Sinai Hospital
CityNews Toronto
“… the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI), located at Mount Sinai hospital … As the study is still in the early stages, it’s still wait and watch.”
TAGS: COVID-19, plasma trials, innovative research

Saskatoon’s VIDO-Intervac and Zyus Life Sciences mark major milestone in COVID-19 vaccine …
620 CKRM.com
“Zyus is collaborating with Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre, or VIDO-Intervac. After the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, public health

SFU researchers working to improve COVID-19 testing
Simon Fraser University News
“For instance, Providence Health Care recently created a training video on proper swab collection. Kinloch says laboratory scientists can often feel …”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing, public health

Study links good health care in Canada to higher COVID-19 death rate
CTV 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, access to healthcare, community health