Daily Media Digest May 28, 2020

Deprescription vital to care and prevention of COVID-19 in older adults
Canadian Frailty Network
“CFN initially funded a pilot study for a tool called Med-Safer. This unique data was recently reanalysed and used to assess potentially harmful medication interactions in older adults at risk for COVID-19. Medications were flagged by MedSafer as being potentially inappropriate and new guidance was crafted around medication management for physicians contemplating the use of hydroxychloroquine in an acute care setting.”
TAGS: preventative care, COVID-19, public health

Canadian researchers attempting world first treatment for COVID-19 patients with sepsis
CTV News
“A team of researchers from the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ont. are attempting a world first treatment for COVID-19 …”
TAGS: sepsis, innovative treatment, COVID-19

As Canada reopens, are we ready for a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infection?
““There’s no certainty that we’ll have a second wave,” said Steven Hoffman, a professor of global health, law and political science at York University. But, “The more we lift our layers of protection that have been put in place over the last couple of months, the more risk we have of having clusters which then turn into outbreaks again.””
TAGS: public health, COVID-19

CANADA: CAMH survey looks at binge-drinking, financial anxiety during COVID
“The survey conducted between May 8 and 12 and commissioned by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows nearly 30 per cent of those …”
TAGS: mental health, addictions, anxiety, COVID-19

Introverts vs. extroverts: How to deal with quarantine
““This is a difficult time for more people than is being recognized,” says Gordon Flett, psychology professor and Canada Research Chair in personality and health at York University.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, pandemic

Made-in-Canada COVID-19 test developed at McGill receives government support
McGill Reporter (blog)
“… Dr. Don van Meyel, Director of the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative testing, public health

Update on VIDO-InterVac’s COVID-19 vaccine
“VIDO-InterVac director and CEO Dr. Volker Gerdts joins Global Morning News to share the next steps in the process following a major milestone in …”
TAGS: vaccine development, COVID-19, public health

COVID-19, isolation, lead to mental health issues
Manitoulin Expositor
“Health Sciences North’s mental health and addictions program is the regional lead for MCRRTs across Northeastern Ontario.” “MCRRTs leverage …”
TAGS: mental health, isolation, pandemic, COVID-19

UBC scanners could accelerate COVID-19 diagnoses
Times Colonist
“An updated Providence Health Care release said 32 scanners would be distributed to Lower Mainland acute care sites. article continues below …”
TAGS: diagnosis, medical imaging, COVID-19