Daily Media Digest June 22, 2020

Rosie DiManno: Long-lasting damage and more illnesses: COVID-19 survivors face daunting, unknown aftermath
Caledon Enterprise
“However, even in mild cases, those who’ve emerged from sickness are reporting symptoms many weeks after contracting the disease: Persistent dry cough, headaches, fatigue, loss of taste and sense of smell.”
TAGS: COVID-19, health complications

Health of Indigenous elders focus of Canadian Frailty Network funding
Canadian Frailty Network
“One in four older adults in Canada between the ages of 65-84 years, and 1 in every 2, over the age of 85 are medically frail. However, the prevalence of frailty is even more dire for First Nations communities.”
TAGS: Indigenous, frailty

Why overuse of antibiotics in COVID-19 could have lasting impact in health care
“Eric Brown, a professor at the McMaster University’s Institute of Infectious Disease Research, has concerns about how COVID-19 could drive up …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antibiotics

When it comes to COVID-19, social media fills a gap left by scientists – and it’s a problem, says sociologist
“Unfortunately, says sociologist Fuyuki Kurasawa, officials and scientific experts aren’t always able to provide reliable answers quickly enough, leaving many frustrated and turning to other sources.”
TAGS: COVID-19, social media, communication

Promising treatments for COVID-19 advanced by Canadian scientists
The Globe and Mail
“When most people think of Canadian medical innovation, the first thing that typically comes to mind is insulin. And while Banting and Best’s discovery was a breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes, it also took place almost a century ago.”
TAGS: COVID-19, treatments, innovation

COVID-19 and the brain
University Health Network
“Currently very little is known about the effect of severe COVID-19 on the brain. This case study suggests that the virus may harm small blood vessels in the brain.”
TAGS: COVID-19, neuroscience

Tracking COVID-19 mutations to determine spread, treatments: University of Alberta research
Edmonton Journal
“The U of A researchers, with help from colleagues at the University of Calgary, are leading the project to sequence virus genomes from COVID-19 …”
TAGS: COVID-19, genomics