Daily Media Digest July 23, 2020

USask’s VIDO-InterVac team collaborating with other universities to develop COVID-19 vaccine
“VIDO-InterVac began research on COVID-19 in early January, starting the day the World Health Organization (WHO) announced there was a new …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, collaborative research

Canadian-led study to examine antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients as treatment for others
“Among the centres involved is Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ont. In a release, researchers explain that when a person is infected with …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, antibodies

Feds provide $77.5M to pair of U of S research facilities, aid COVID-19 research
The Guardian
“Two major science facilities at the University of Saskatchewan will benefit from federal funding announced Tuesday. In a media release, the university …”
TAGS: COVID-19, research funding, public health

Blood test could prevent COVID-19 patients from getting sicker
The Daily Scan
“From being asymptomatic to developing life-threatening symptoms, it’s become clear that people infected with COVID-19 respond to the virus with vastly different degrees of severity.”
TAGS: COVID-19, serological testing, pandemic

Watching wastewater for COVID-19
University of Victoria News
“Buckley and UVic researcher Stephanie Willerth, chair of UVic’s Biomedical Engineering program, and Caetano Dorea, head of the Public Health and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, wastewater

‘I needed to be able to drink, and to do it on my own’
“When UHN’s Toronto Rehab, Lyndhurst Centre closed its doors to visitors in March in a difficult but necessary step to help protect patients and staff from the risk of COVID-19, the move underscored the essential role families play within a care team.”
TAGS: spinal cord injury, occupational therapist, 3D printing