Daily Media Digest June 3, 2020

McGill Professor implementing AI tech to predict and monitor COVID-19 in long-term care residences
McGill Reporter (blog)
“… in McGill’s Department of Family Medicine and affiliated scientist at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research of Jewish General Hospital.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, COVID-29, long-term care

Helping leaders make public health decisions during COVID-19
“Queen’s researcher Dongmei Chen (Geography and Planning) is working on a project that will help decision-makers access vital information they need for their public health response to COVID-19 and future infectious disease pandemics.”
TAGS: public health, COVID-19, pandemic response

McMaster University’s winning ideas to address some of the biggest challenges of COVID-19
“Devereaux at the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster and Hamilton Health Sciences. It also involves St. Joseph’s Healthcare and other …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, public health

NS researchers to study treatments on COVID-19 hospital patients
“The study is set to take place at six Nova Scotia Health Authority sites across Nova Scotia. Nova Scotians hospitalized with COVID-19 will be invited to …”
TAGS: innovative treatments, COVID-19, public health

Keep wearing masks and social distancing — it works, new McMaster study says
“Keep wearing masks and social distancing — it works, new McMaster study says … With the coronavirus still new, health officials have relied on studies … Still to come are results from more rigorous experiments in Canada and … Advice from the Canadian government on non-medical masks and face …”
TAGS: personal protective equipment, community health, COVID-19

Artificial intelligence helping Vancouver researchers diagnose COVID-19
CityNews Vancouver
“Simon Fraser University and Providence Health Care are working on the artificial intelligence tool. Researchers say it will help healthcare …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, medical imaging, innovative technologies, COVID-19

How soon should you be tested after exposure for COVID-19? Your questions answered
“… test if you have symptoms, according Dr. Matthew Cheng, a microbiologist and infectious disease specialist at the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health