Daily Media Digest May 4, 2021

Kingston doctor studies after-effects of ICU on COVID-19 patients
Ottawa Citizen
“As Dr. Gordon Boyd walks around the crowded intensive care unit at Kingston General Hospital treating his patients, he knows this is …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, ICU, prognosis, intensive care, Kingston General Hospital

My first shot was AstraZeneca. Can I get Pfizer for a second dose? A UK study could give guidance …
Caledon Enterprise
“Rob Kozak, a clinical microbiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. “Maybe what we’re going to find out from this is that if you use the Pfizer one …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, mRNA, viral vector, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Training infectious disease research leaders to tackle the next pandemic
Western News
“The facility became operational just months before the pandemic was declared, providing researchers and trainees with a crucial space to understand …”
TAGS: infectious disease, pandemic, early career researchers, Western University

This contentious antibody treatment is getting a clinical trial in a BC clinic, and researchers hope it …
CTV News
“At a clinic in Surrey, B.C., some newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients are receiving a therapy that few other Canadians can get.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, antibody treatment, innovative treatment

Walking study shows older adults finding ways to be active in COVID lockdowns
UM Today
“Participants in the study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, were randomly assigned to a walking workshop plus a 10-week outdoor …”
TAGS: COVID-19, physical health, fitness, prognosis, University of Manitoba

When a Canadian discovery ‘resurrected’ thousands from the dead
National Post
“Neil Young is probably the most famous Canadian with juvenile diabetes, although diabetics are also in the NHL and on the Canadian Olympic team.”
TAGS: diabetes, made in Canada solution, insulin, medical discovery

IWK specialist fears rise of serious diabetes complications in children during lockdown
“She says the hospital had several cases where the children ended up in intensive care in comas and with mild brain swelling. “It makes kids very sick, …”
TAGS: diabetes, insulin, pancreas. Children’s health, lockdown, IWK Health Centre