Daily Media Digest May 26, 2020

Potential COVID-19 vaccine clears ‘major milestone’: Sask. researchers
“VIDO-InterVac said the ferrets received two immunizations prior to being exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The potential …”
TAGS: vaccine development, COVID-19, innovative research, public health

CT Scan Technology May Detect Unknowing Carriers of COVID-19, Says Ottawa Heart Institute
YouAreUNLTD (blog)
“Doctors at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) are now exploring a new application of CT, one that may soon prove useful in the fight to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, medical imaging technologies, public health

Canada’s Knowledge Economy Poised to Benefit from a Highly-skilled Workforce in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Field
HRI Portal
“Today, Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) released a study entitled, Training Tomorrow’s Research Leaders, outlining the impacts of nearly 20 years of targeted skills training on Canada’s emergent regenerative medicine sector.”
TAGS: Stem Cell Network, regenerative medicine, skills training

Innovative Medicines Canada Announces Creation of Research Chair in Pandemic Preparedness
Digital Journal
“Innovative Medicines Canada Announces Creation of Research Chair in Pandemic Preparedness.”
TAGS: Research Chair, pandemic preparedness

Women, parents and younger adults more likely to feel anxious and depressed during COVID-19
“… 2020 /CNW/ – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, in collaboration with Delvinia, …”
TAGS: mental health, anxiety, COVID-19, pandemic

Three NS doctors named to COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Leadership Group
CTV News
“… of the Canadian Center for Vaccinology, a partnership of Dalhousie, IWK Health Centre and NSHA have all been named to the task force leadership …”
TAGS: COVID-19, immunity task force, public health

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: vaccine hesitancy, vaccines, COVID-19

Western students create mental health website for youth and parents
CTV News
“… we can take action and prevent things getting worse for the children and the family,” says Kristin Legault, a Western University psychology student.”
TAGS: mental health, youth health, pandemic

Alberta researchers part of rush to learn vitamin D’s role in COVID-19 prevention
CTV News
“Nurses recount ‘hell’ in Laval, Canada’s new COVID-19 epicentre, and ask what … Health which states that while early research warrants further study, … personal medical advice/clinical advice by a qualified health professional,” the…”
TAGS: vitamin D, preventative treatment, COVID-19

Here’s what needs to happen before we can all get vaccinated for COVID-19
“For example, in 2009, Health Canada used an interim order to approve an H1N1 vaccine based on clinical trial data in Europe, even though clinical …”
TAGS: vaccine, COVID-19, pandemic, public health