Daily Media Digest March 4, 2021

As fight against COVID-19 continues, we must prepare for the next health crisis
Re$earch Money
“The global pandemic has gripped the public consciousness and is understandably top of mind for most of us these days. From lockdowns to facemasks to social distancing, COVID-19 has instigated societal transformations unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, lockdown

Partnership between McMaster and Saskatchewan will protect Canadians today and from future pandemics
The Hamilton Spectator
“Canada’s Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats at McMaster University and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan have joined forces to leverage extensive research and industry partnerships developed over decades, share leading-edge expertise and embrace collaboration to help Canadians now.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, pandemic, infectious disease, McMaster University, VIDO, University of Saskatchewan

With an eye on COVID-19 variants, U of T, Sinai Health researchers design next-gen sequencing …
“A robotics platform designed by Sinai Health and University of Toronto researchers to screen COVID-19 samples could revolutionize how labs track …”
TAGS: COVID-19, variants, public health, sequencing, Sinai Health

Locally led cancer research project receives $5.1 million from feds
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Cell therapies are demonstrating meaningful and life-saving remissions for some people in whom chemotherapy and stem cell transplants have not …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, funding, remission, treatment options, chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, Queen’s University

London scientists secure federal funding to gain new insights into brain disease
CTV News London
“Lawson Health Research Institute has received over $2 million from Ottawa for a project to develop better imaging tools for …”
TAGS: brain disease, innovative research, imaging, Lawson Health Research Institute