Daily Media Digest July 21, 2020

Second wave planning: where to put our focus
“After several months of deploying a variety of public health measures – from full lockdown to aggressive testing and contact tracing – to slow the transmission of the disease, the daily number of reported COVID-related cases and deaths are continuously declining in a number of countries, including Canada.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health

Researchers seek Canadian health care workers for study on moral distress during COVID-19 pandemic
Lawson Research
“A team from Lawson Health Research Institute is seeking 500 Canadian health care workers to participate in a study on moral distress and psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: frontline workers, COVID-19, mental health

Rapid Dose Therapeutics and McMaster University Initiate QuickStrip(TM) COVID-19 Vaccine …
“… is pleased to announce it has begun COVID-19 vaccine research in conjunction with McMaster University and the team lead by Drs. Alex Adronov, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, innovative research

Mental Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Toronto Public Library
“Right now, many people are feeling worried and anxious because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re learning to adapt to a “new normal” that’s constantly changing.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, pandemic

New diagnostic test for heart failure patients could also help COVID-19 patients: U of A researchers
Folio – University of Alberta
“… Canada Research Chair in Heart Failure and director of the Heart Function Clinic at the Mazankowski. “This is very relevant for heart failure because …”
TAGS: heart health, COVID-19, public health

Canadian researchers to develop first national database on effectiveness of medical cannabis
Regina Leader-Post
““For the first time, we will have a national repository of data that can provide answers about the effectiveness of these products, to test their claims,” Dr. Hance Clarke, who is heading the study, according to the University Health Network (UHN).”
TAGS: cannabis, national database

UM researchers find new targets for deadly children’s brain tumour
UM Today
“… of biochemistry and medical genetics in the Max Rady College of Medicine and a Canada Research Chair in neuro-oncology and human stem cells.”
TAGS: brain tumor, pediatrics, innovative treatment