Daily Media Digest May 20, 2020

Driven by data, anchored in care
Your IWK
“In early May the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Research Coalition, which includes the IWK Health Centre and IWK Foundation, announced a collective investment of just over $1.5 million in COVID-19 focused research. As one of the 40 recipients of the funding, Dr. Janet Curran and her IWK team found the pandemic presented a unique opportunity. Not only could their research address future pandemic response but possibly the future of health care in the province itself.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, public health

Health researcher hopes COVID-19 means new policies for Indigenous peoples
“A health researcher studying COVID-19 as part of a national immunity task force hopes the pandemic elevates concern for persistent health issues, such as inadequate housing, for Indigenous people in Canada.”
TAGS: Indigenous health, COVID-19, pandemic

How COVID-19 has pushed health care into the virtual world, helping patients get treated at home
“University Health Network nurses and doctors can assess patients who have COVID-19 symptoms without being in contact with them using technology …”
TAGS: COVID-19, virtual care, public health

Researchers at Dalhousie to lead clinical trials of COVID‑19 vaccine
Dal News
“The first Canadian clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine will be led by researchers at Dalhousie University, with testing set to begin as early …”
TAGS: clinical trial, vaccine development, COVID-19

How the first Canadian COVID-19 vaccine trial will work
CTV News
“Saturday’s announcement that Health Canada has given the green … willing to be infected with coronavirus to speed vaccine research.”
TAGS: vaccine development, clinical trial, COVID-19

How are Nova Scotians coping in the pandemic? These researchers want to find out
“Two researchers in Nova Scotia are looking to find out how people in the province are coping in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study …”
TAGS: mental health, isolation, COVID-19