Daily Media Digest June 17, 2021

Educational video looks to reduce vaccine hesitancy with Indigenous Peoples
“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has partnered with Ontario MPP Sol Mamakwa to produce a video that address vaccine hesitancy …”
TAGS: vaccine hesitancy, community health, Indigenous health, CAMH

Study to assess COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness among people with HIV
Simon Fraser University News
“Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Hasina Samji is co-leading a new pandemic-related study comparing vaccine effectiveness in …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine effectiveness, pandemic, HIV, Simon Fraser University

Phase III North American Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatment begins after FDA & Health Canada …
McGill Reporter
“After months of preparation, a global phase III clinical trial sponsored by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, treatment, innovative research, RI-MUHC

‘People cannot underestimate’ COVID-19, say long-haulers feeling symptoms months later
“(University Health Network). But while scientists aren’t yet sure of the root cause, Cheung said initial research shows persistent symptoms are fairly …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-haulers, prognosis, pandemic, University Health Network

VIDO-InterVac expands COVID-19 vaccine human clinical trials beyond Canada
“VIDO-InterVac, located at the University of Saskatchewan, is one of North America’s largest containment level 2 and 3 vaccine and infectious disease …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, clinical trials, vaccine development, VIDO-InterVac

London, Ont. researchers to study pandemic’s impact on those who gave birth during COVID-19
“Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in London, Ont., are hoping to recruit 300 people who have given birth at …”
TAGS: pandemic, maternal health, developmental health, neonatal health, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

Canada needs to step up its biopharmaceutical game
“That’s why Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) urged the federal government to stop the implementation of the Patented Medicine Prices Review …”
TAGS: biopharmaceutical, health research ecosystem, Innovative Medicines Canada

Doctors worry they won’t be able to help every cancer patient diagnosed, treated late due to COVID …
“Dr. Lucy Gilbert, director of gynecological oncology at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, says surgeons meet with hospital leadership to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, cancer, delayed diagnosis, access to care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre