Daily Media Digest May 4, 2020

CHEO becomes Canada’s first pediatric hospital offering a virtual Emergency Department
“CHEO’s Emergency Department is now offering virtual urgent care appointments in some cases by video. This is one more way we can help children, youth and caregivers physically distance while getting the care they need during this pandemic.”
TAGS: virtual care, pediatric health, COVID-19, public health

York U Libraries creates new, globally accessible COVID-19 research guide
York University
“In an initiative spearheaded by the Dean of Libraries, Joy Kirchner, York University Libraries has created a comprehensive new resource for researchers around the world. Devoted exclusively to COVID-19, it could not be timelier.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, research guide, frontline worker support

U of T researcher develops diagnostic lung test to identify patients at high risk of COVID-19 …
“… Program and surgeon-in-chief at University Health Network (UHN), where he is also a program medical director of surgery and critical care.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, lung health, diagnostic test

How medical experts are deciding which treatments should be used for COVID-19: U of T expert
“Dr. Andrew Morris, an infectious disease specialist at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, as well as a professor in the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, treatment plan

Experts urge Canada to build free mental healthcare system in wake of pandemic
CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News
“Dr. Paul Kurdyak, a psychiatrist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, said more publicly funded psychotherapy is needed because …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

COVID-19: Canada tests disinfecting robot
Radio Canada International (en)
“… made to combat the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is testing a new technology.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, disinfecting robot

Chiefs concerned about mental health impacts of COVID-19 in their First Nations
570 News
“Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he knows COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of Indigenous communities, particularly among those …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, Indigenous health, mental health