Daily Media Digest June 2, 2020

Distancing and masks cut COVID-19 risk, says largest review of evidence

Regina Leader-Post
“Derek Chu, an assistant professor at McMaster University who co-led the work, said people should understand that “wearing a mask is not an …”
TAGS: physical distancing, COVID-19, pandemic

Nova Scotia researchers to study potential treatments for COVID-19
“It is led by Dr. Lisa Barrett, Clinician Scientist, Infectious Diseases, Nova Scotia Health Authority and Dalhousie University. The study is partially funded …”
TAGS: innovative treatments, COVID-19, public health

Physical distancing teaching young children people around them are dangerous: Carleton …
Ottawa Sun
“… children that people around them are dangerous, which may affect their mental health for years to come, a Carleton University psychologist says.”
TAGS: physical distancing, mental health, children and youth health

Canada’s patented drug regulator delaying implementation of new pricing guidelines
“Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, in particular, has been vocal in its opposition to the reforms, warning that Canadians’ access to innovative …”
TAGS: PMPRB reforms, innovative medicines

Carleton Announces 59 New COVID-19 Research Projects Across All Faculties to Help Fight …
Carleton Newsroom (press release)
“It is with great pleasure that the Deans and I announce the recipients of the Carleton University COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants …”
TAGS: innovative research, COVID-19, research funding

Majority of Canadians experiencing COVID-19-related stress, ‘mental health wave’ predicted: UM …
UM Today (press release)
“Researchers from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences are leading a study to … The research is being led by Dr. Renée El-Gabalawy, assistant professor of … know very little about COVID-related mental health among Canadians.”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, public health, COVID-19

Congratulations, Prof. Sir Mark Walport
“Friends of CIHR is pleased to announce that Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research & Innovation, and internationally renowned visionary health research planner is the recipient of the 2020 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. Dr. Walport joins an illustrious group of scientists, educators, academic leaders and health policy experts.”
TAGS:  Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, health research

Maintaining mental health a continuing challenge during pandemic
CTV News
“One of the other resources Almeida has been keen to push is a new app from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The mobile …”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, COVID-19

10000 Canadians to be tested for COVID-19 antibodies in hopes of understanding immunity
CTV News
“Plans for single COVID-19 contact tracing app facing resistance: health minister … for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto. … If this study shows what percentage of Canada may have contracted the virus, that … Medical examiner: Floyd’s heart stopped while restrained.”
TAGS: COVID-19, antibody testing, public health