Daily Media Digest July 19, 2021

VIDO research provides insight into the immune response . . .
Yorkton This Week
“One of the newest scientists at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has …”
TAGS: VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan, immune response, COVID-19, pandemic

Even with equal vaccination rates, COVID-19 hotspots still have higher infection rates
Yahoo News Canada
“Kate Choi, Associate Professor, Sociology, Western University and Patrick Denice, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western University See more.”
TAGS: COVID-19, hotspot, infection rates, vaccination, Western University

Researchers at VIDO step up focus on COVID-19 variants, looking to improve effectiveness
“VIDO-InterVac, located at the University of Saskatchewan, is one of North America’s largest containment level 2 and 3 vaccine and infectious disease …”
TAGS: VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan, COVID-19, variants, infectious disease

Researchers tested Metro Vancouver’s wastewater for fragments of COVID virus: Here’s what they …
CTV News Vancouver
“The research, led by UBC professor Dr. Ryan Ziels, analyzed sewage samples from five municipal wastewater plants in the Metro Vancouver region …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, wastewater, infectious disease

Snake venom shows promise as skin glue for closing life-threatening wounds
“Scientists at Western University in London, Ont., and international collaborators have found a way to harness the blood-clotting properties of venom …”
TAGS: skin glue, innovative research, blood clotting, Western University, University of Manitoba

Is the tick that bit you carrying Lyme disease? New research eyes rapid test to find out
“New research eyes rapid test to find out. By Mia Rabson The Canadian Press.”
TAGS: chronic illness, rapid test, Lyme disease, Queen’s University