Daily Media Digest March 5, 2021

Research shows shorter lockdowns could lead to fewer COVID-19 infections
York U
“Shorter, but more frequent lockdowns, could lead to fewer cases of COVID-19 than the current practice of long lockdowns, found York University researchers, whose modelling considers individual decisions around the personal cost of complying to social measures.”
TAGS: COVID-19, infection control, lockdown, York University

With an eye on COVID-19 variants, U of T, Sinai Health researchers design next-gen sequencing …
“… now using the system to screen all positive samples identified in the shared clinical diagnostics lab at Sinai Health and University Health Network.”
TAGS: COVID-19, variants, public health, gene sequencing, clinical diagnostics, University Health Network

COVID-19 variants detected in Ottawa’s wastewater

CTV Edmonton
“The CHEO Research Institute expects more information to be available on Friday. On Wednesday, medical officer of health Dr. Vera Etches said 73 …”
TAGS: waste water, data modelling, infectious disease, COVID-19, CHEO Research Institute

Health Canada moves to fast-track COVID-19 vaccine booster shots that target variants
“Regulator will rely on data lab tests of blood samples instead of new clinical trials.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine booster, variants, public health, infection control

New therapy could revolutionise treatment for fatal Sanfilippo Syndrome
Health Europa
“A new combination therapy could revolutionise treatment for children living with a rare and fatal lysosomal storage disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome.”
TAGS: rare disease, innovative treatment, Sanfilippo Syndrome, pediatrics, GlycoNet

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, imaging, innovative research, funding, Lawson Health Research