Daily Media Digest July 29, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy is decreasing in Canada, but it’s too soon to celebrate
Yahoo News Canada
“… Professor, McMaster University, Yan Li, Graduate student, McMaster University, and Victor Rego, Graduate Student, McMaster University See more.”
TAGS: vaccine hesitancy, COVID-19, pandemic, public health, McMaster University

VIDO vaccine hopefuls hold out for hometown COVID-19 study
“It’s been just over a month since Saskatoon’s VIDO-InterVac issued a call out for volunteers to participate in its local COVAC-2 COVID-19 clinical trials.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, clinical trials, COVAC-2, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

Ontario man walks in for COVID-19 vaccine, leaves with life-saving diagnosis
CTV News
“Fifty-three year-old Mike Mansor recently walked into a COVID-19 immunization clinic for a life-saving vaccine and walked away with a life-saving diagnosis—having received not just a jab to the arm, but a prick to the finger.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, Hepatitis C, immunization clinic, University Health Network

Ask an expert: My heart rhythm seems offbeat! Is this a sign of cardiac arrhythmia?
“Many of us have felt our heart beat faster from exercise or when we get a bit too excited. But when our heart seems to be out of rhythm at odd times, there could be several reasons why. Heart expert and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researcher Dr. Simon Rabkin explains what irregular heartbeats, also known as cardiac arrhythmias, can mean.”
TAGS: heart health, arrhythmia, heart rate, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

The Government of Canada announces biomanufacturing and life sciences strategy
Canada NewsWire
“… Science and Industry, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, … from research and talent to clinical trials, to industrial capabilities and, …”
TAGS: biomanufacturing, life sciences strategy, funding

VoxNeuro receives Health Canada Class II Medical Device designation
Edmonton Journal
“Dr. Karen Mossman, Vice President, Research, at McMaster University said that she’s delighted to hear that VoxNeuro was successful in achieving the …”
TAGS: medical device, innovation, McMaster University

Early intervention is critical for children with developmental delays
Hamilton Health Sciences
“McMaster Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC) wants you to know: children and toddlers may be struggling during the pandemic, but there are services in place to support you and your family if you notice your child might be missing developmental milestones like walking and talking.”
TAGS: developmental health, children and youth health, support, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences