Daily Media Digest May 19, 2020

Treatment with antiviral speeds recovery of COVID-19 patients, exploratory study finds
“… General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network. “This informs us of the importance of interferons for the clearance of virus infections.”
TAGS: antiviral treatment, innovative research, COVID-19, public health

Feds announce up to $450 million in aid for research, after sector warned of up to 15000 job losses
“As reported by iPolitics in March, the University Health Network — the country’s top research hospital — was steeling itself to lose roughly $6 million a …”
TAGS: research funding, innovative research

Collaboration between Vido-InterVac and NRC will speed up COVID-19 vaccination process
620 CKRM.com
“Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac, Doctor Volker Gerdts says an antigen is the part of a vaccine that induces the bodies immune response.”
TAGS: vaccine development, innovative research, COVID-19, public health

Health Canada approves first clinical trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine
“”VIDO-InterVac has identified a recombinant protein antigen that will serve a primary part of a vaccine candidate against COVID-19,” the NRC stated.”
TAGS: clinical trial, vaccine development, COVID-19, public health

Keep calm and carry on? Promote resilience for better outcomes amid COVID-19 crisis, says …
“The director of health equity at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto says Canadians were already in a “mental health …”
TAGS: resilience, mental health, COVID-19, public health

Kids with disabilities face health risks and marginalization under COVID-19: expert
“COVID-19 has been disruptive to all families, a McMaster University professor says, but the effects of school closures, medical equipment shortages …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vulnerable population

The Royal speeds rollout of COVID urgent care clinic
Ottawa Citizen
“C-PROMPT is a temporary outpatient clinic that will allow The Royal to meet urgent mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients …”
TAGS: mental health, urgent care, COVID-19, public health

U of G develops quick, affordable COVID-19 testing method
“… is an urgent need for rapid, inexpensive screening around the world,” said Hebert, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity.”
TAGS: rapid screening, innovative research, COVID-19