Daily Media Digest June 28, 2021

How COVID-safe are your plans? Officials say new tool can help you find out
“The online tool, crafted by Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing, is an individual risk assessment portal that allows Canadians to plug in …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, risk assessment, community spread, Ryerson University

VIDO vaccine to be put to test this summer in Saskatoon
“The vaccine developed by the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) is coming to Saskatoon for its clinical …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, Canadian-made solutions, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

Feeling bad after a second COVID-19 vaccine dose? Here’s why that should buy you some peace …
The Globe and Mail
“Vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna – by far the most widely administered in Canada – are known to produce side effects that include …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, immune response,

Canadian researchers develop calculator that can predict risk of dementia
CTV News
“… Risk Tool (DemPoRT) was developed by researchers from the Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the Bruyère Research Institute and ICES.”
TAGS: dementia, mental health, aging population, the Ottawa Hospital, Bruyere Research Institute

Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winners
Banting Research Foundation
“The Banting Research Foundation and CANSSI Ontario are pleased to announce that the 2021 Discovery Award in Data Science scholars are Drs. Glen McGee and Alanna Weisman.”
TAGS: 2021 Discovery Award, innovative research, The Banting Research Foundation

IWK study collecting data on period poverty to advocate for free menstrual products in public …
Halifax Examiner
“The IWK Health Centre project, For Teens Period, is collecting the experiences of menstrual poverty in Nova Scotia adolescents (under the age of 18).”
TAGS: women’s health, public health, access to care, IWK Health Centre