Daily Media Digest July 9, 2021

Regular rapid testing detects COVID-19 soon enough to stop transmission in schools
SFU News
“Professors Caroline Colijn and Paul Tupper used a mathematical model to simulate COVID-19’s spread in the classroom and published their research results today …”
TAGS: COVID-19, rapid testing, schools, Simon Fraser University

Two Rady faculty members honoured for outstanding outreach during COVID pandemic
UM News
“The 2020 winners of the Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Campbell Outreach Award have both played a critical role in supporting and improving the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: public health, Campbell Outreach Award, University of Manitoba

Pandemic transformed mental health care, but the right policies are needed to ensure safety and effectiveness
The Hill Times
“… our understanding of what types of electronic care are best for whom, … is still rudimentary. Robust research is required to answer these and other essential questions.”
TAGS: op-ed, mental health, pandemic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Senator Stan Kutcher

On the road to a better control of the diabetes epidemic in Canada
The Hill Times
“Awareness of health issues has been front-page news for more than a year. We now must seize the opportunity to foster lifestyle changes to turn the tide of diabetes in Canada.”
TAGS: op-ed, diabetes, Bill C-237, National Framework for Diabetes, Senator Marie-Françoise Mégie

Will Canada have COVID booster shots this year? Probably, but not for everyone, experts say
“At this point, Canadian experts say, the existing COVID-19 vaccine schedule is offering excellent protection, including against the delta variant. But it’s not yet known, they say, how long that protection lasts in various populations …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, booster shot, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)