Daily Media Digest May 7, 2021

Could Delaying The Second Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccines Help In Avoiding More Infections & Hospitalizations?
“In this study, Seyed Moghadas at York University in Toronto, Canada, and colleagues suggest that delaying the second dose could improve the effectiveness of vaccine programs.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, public health, York University

Experimental COVID-19 lung treatment being tested at Ontario hospitals
CityNews Toronto
“University Health Network’s Dr. John Granton, a respirologist and ICU doctor who is working on the stem cell team, explains that aside from the virus’s …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, stem cell, lung treatment, repirology, University Health Network

In an effort to overcome hesitancy, U of T physicians lead Black Health Vaccine Initiative
“… are helping to overcome vaccine hesitancy in Black communities,” says Shelton, an emergency physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: vaccine initiative, vaccine hesitancy, COVID-19, pandemic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Long-standing Sask. partnership brings new COVID-19 testing lab to rural Mozambique
“The lab was set up through a partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, part of a 30-year connection that has included health worker …”
TAGS: COVID-19, international collaboration, public health, University of Saskatchewan

How COVID-19 is affecting the physical-mental health of children: pediatric ER chief
“But I know that the Canadian Paediatric Society has done a lot to empower pediatricians and physicians to address vaccine hesitancy and to try and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, physical health, mental health, children’s health

McMaster-led study recommends against food bans in schools
Yahoo News Canada
“New guidelines from a McMaster University-led panel of researchers recommend against banning foods, such as peanuts and milk products, …”
TAGS: allergies, children’s health, public health, McMaster University

Calgary researchers target premature births with massive study
Calgary Herald
“Health-care costs related to premature births in Canada is estimated at nearly … The research is part of the Calgary Health Foundation’s $152-million …”
TAGS: premature birth, developmental health, neonatal health