Daily Media Digest May 22, 2020

New Carleton research finds COVID—19 not flattening vaccine hesitancy

Carleton Newsroom (press release)
“Researchers in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, in partnership with Abacus Data, recently completed a national …”
TAGS: vaccines, COVID-19, public health

Warning sounded about possible COVID second-wave readiness
Radio Canada International (en)
“Claire Betker, the president of the Canadian Nurses Association, says the virus is ‘still very much alive.’ (Submitted by Canadian Nurses Association).”
TAGS: pandemic, public health, COVID-19

Researcher worries Trump-related politics could play role in COVID-19 drug trial
“… in conjunction with the University of Minnesota in the United States and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Quebec.”
TAGS: health research, clinical trial, COVID-19

Health Canada Clears Appili Therapeutics’ Phase 2 Clinical Trial Evaluating Favipiravir as a …
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Investigators from the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Unity Health Toronto are also participating in the study.”
TAGS: COVID-19, clinical trial, innovative research

Montreal researchers are preparing to test potential COVID-19 vaccines
Montreal Gazette
“The Vaccine Study Centre at the McGill University Health Centre on Friday emailed out a request for research participants who wanted to be a part of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, innovative research, public health

Ontario Announces First Phase of Research Projects to Fight COVID-19
Government of Ontario News
“This clinical trial will enrol patients 16 years of age and older admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and who require supplemental oxygen for respiratory …”
TAGS: research, public health, COVID-19

Epidemiologist creates three models for M’Chigeeng pandemic scenarios
Manitoulin Expositor
“… Dr. Jennifer Walker, a Laurentian University Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health, the modelling document offers three different scenarios.”
TAGS: Indigenous health, epidemiology, COVID-19, public health

U of G receives $230000 for COVID-19 vaccine research
“All three researchers’ labs have been approved for critical research status, allowing them to conduct studies while observing pandemic safety protocols…”
TAGS: vaccine research, public health, COVID-19

Alberta researchers part of rush to learn vitamin D’s role in COVID-19 prevention
CTV News
“Dr. Frank H. Lau at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans discusses COVID-19 ad what low levels of Vitamin D can mean in a patient.”
TAGS: preventative treatment, COVID-19, innovative research