Daily Media Digest May 8, 2020

U of T Engineering team manufactures coronavirus ‘parts’ for COVID-19 research
“Now, a team of University of Toronto researchers are replicating these spikes – and all the other proteins that enable its deadly attack on the human …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

London researchers first in the world to treat COVID-19 using a modified dialysis machine
“The new technique was tested on an unidentified female patient at London Health Sciences Centre last week. She is part of a clinical trial that will …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative treatment

ZYUS Collaborates with USask’s VIDO-InterVac to Develop a Plant-Based Vaccine for COVID-19
The Kingston Whig-Standard
““VIDO-InterVac’s vision is protecting Canada and the world from infectious diseases,” said VIDO-InterVac Director Dr. Volker Gerdts. “Through this …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vaccine development

COVID-19: General Dynamics partners with Western to make medical face shields
The London Free Press
“Clayton Cook, the manager of Western’s University Machine Services, holds a medial face shield manufactured at Western last month. The university …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, face shield, personal protective equipment

CAMH president says wider adoption of virtual health platforms will be ‘permanent’ as it expands …
IT World Canada
“Cisco Canada and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, announced this week the …”
TAGS: public health, mental health, virtual health

IWK now offering virtual mental health care for children
CTV News
“Halifax’s IWK Health Centre is now able to offer virtual mental health care to Nova Scotian children, youth and families during COVID-19 …”
TAGS: mental health, virtual care, pediatric health

Researcher creates practitioners’ resource that supports people with disabilities
York University
“A professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science led a study that looked at resources for practitioners to use while working with individuals with disabilities engaging in physical activities. She and her team built an important new tool for these practitioners.”
TAGS: disability management, physical health, resource