Daily Media Digest March 25, 2020

$23M in federal funding pledged for Saskatoon-based lab’s COVID-19 research

CTV News
“… million coming to the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac).”
TAGS: vaccine development, COVID-19, public health

Stay mentally healthy while staying at home

UM Today (press release)
“Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (includes a section on things parents can do to manage their children’s anxiety). Anxiety Disorders Association …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

University of Calgary researcher looking into effects of coronavirus on children

CityNews Edmonton
“As little is known about how coronavirus affects children, a study led by a University of Calgary researcher aims to find …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, children and youth health

Are we allowed to take a drive? A Toronto doctor answers your COVID-19 questions

“Dr. Jerome Leis is the medical director of infection prevention and control at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He took questions from listeners …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, self-isolation

Canada to spend $192M on developing COVID-19 vaccine

“The work is backed by $998,840 in funding announced last Thursday from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. It is one of 96 projects funded …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vaccine development

Online meeting: Indigenous health managers to discuss response to COVID-19
Thompson Citizen
“They don’t have access to the same level of health care that everybody else does.” Marion Crowe of the First Nations Health Managers Association …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, Indigenous health

The world could face a 2nd wave of COVID-19: Here’s what Canada needs to do now to prepare

“… which have already been a challenge in the first phase of the epidemic, said Kindrachuk, who holds a Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

U of T launches action fund to support high-impact research in battle against COVID-19

“… who is also a staff anesthesiologist at Toronto General Hospital, part of the University Health Network, said in a story published by U of T News.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Market Movers: SQI Diagnostics Receives Funding from the UHN to Validate One Hour COVID-19 …

The Deep Dive
“… announced they have been selected by the University Health Network (UHN) to receive funding for the validation and testing of their novel assay, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Canadian government doubles down on money for researchers leading COVID-19 counter attack

Toronto Star
“The University Health Network has already repurposed teams to focus exclusively on its seven projects including clinical research and therapies for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, funding

Canadian researchers study drug to reduce COVID-19 complications

CTV News
“Canadian researchers study drug to reduce COVID-19 complications … says people must follow COVID-19 health measures, commits funds for vaccine … Heart Institute research centre and professor of medicine at the University of … while also looking at the possibility of 3D printing medical supplies.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, drug research