Daily Media Digest March 2, 2021

Pan-Canadian studies investigate why COVID-19 has been so devastating to long-term care facility residents and staff
“Long-term care facilities have been disproportionately burdened by COVID-19, accounting for about 60% of COVID-19 deaths nationwide, 70% if retirement homes are included. Not only are residents of these facilities particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 given their advanced age, reduced immune system capacity and multiple underlying health conditions, but staff also face an increased risk of infection.”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-term care, at-risk populations, public health, Bruyere

Hip to heparin
UM Today
”A University of Manitoba research team is emerging as a global leader in COVID-19 anticoagulation trials thanks to their innovative, global trial …”
TAGS: heparin, COVID-19, anticoagulation trials, innovative research, pandemic, University of Manitoba

How a Sask. researcher is using spit samples to study COVID-19 risks in dentistry
CTV Toronto
“The University of Saskatchewan Salivary Proteomics Research Laboratory is one of only a few labs in the world focused on applied salivary research, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, dentistry, spit samples, innovative research, University of Saskatchewan

Keeping Seniors Safe and Rebuilding the Economy: Ontario Renews Funding for the Centre for …
Canada NewsWire
“At Baycrest, we aspire to a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfillment. Now more than ever, the combined efforts …”
TAGS: aging population, funding, research, Baycrest, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

Medical device to manage blood loss approved by Health Canada
Western News
“After a traumatic injury from an event such as a car crash or industrial accident, many patients die from blood loss before even entering the operating room. If health-care providers can keep the blood that wasn’t lost through the injury flowing to the heart and the brain, the chances of survival are dramatically increased.”
TAGS: medical device, blood loss, innovative treatment, survival rates, prognosis, Western University