Daily Media Digest July 7, 2020

It’s time to stop warehousing Canada’s seniors in long-term care – and initiate a bold long-term strategy for healthy aging
HRI Portal
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that Canada needs to change the way we care for our older adults. We have failed in our duty to safeguard the most vulnerable members of our society.”
TAGS: COVID-19, aging population, vulnerable population

Researchers at York University receive funding for rapid research on COVID-19
York University
“Three projects led by York University researchers have received almost $1 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to do rapid research over the next year related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: COVID-19, funding, innovative research

U of C researchers launch serology study exploring COVID-19 immunity in children
Calgary Herald
“Researchers in Edmonton will conduct a similar serology study to Calgary’s on 1,000 children but, with the lower level of COVID-19 cases overall in …”
TAGS: COVID-19, children and youth health, serology

COVID-19: Western students’ free, lip-reading-friendly Smile Mask big hit
Woodstock Sentinel Review
“Western graduate students Matthew Urichuk and Taylor Bardell were grocery shopping when they first noticed how difficult it was to understand each …”
TAGS: COVID-19, personal protective equipment, communication

Residents need to mitigate risk to keep COVID-19 from ‘roaring back’ as Ontario reopens
“… says Dr. Dominik Mertz, an associate professor in the infectious disease division of McMaster University’s department of medicine in Hamilton, Ont.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, pandemic

Busting COVID-19 mask myths
Yahoo News Canada
“Dr. Alon Vaisman, infectious diseases and control physician at the University Health Network in Toronto, busts some popular COVID-19 mask myths.”
TAGS: COVID-19, personal protective equipment, public health