Daily Media Digest November 16, 2020

Doctors push aggressive strategy to get COVID-19 cases down to zero

The Globe and Mail
“Jack Mintz, president’s fellow at the school of public policy at the University of Calgary, said policy makers should avoid a broad freeze and exempt …”
TAGS: COVID-19, infection control, pandemic, public health, University of Calgary

Global study adds to evidence on safe surgery during COVID-19 pandemic
Western News
“Janet Martin, associate professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is part of the CovidSurg Collaborative which …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, safe surgery, Western University

The ON COVID-19 project brings pandemic info to social media
The Gazette • Western University’s Newspaper
“The ON COVID-19 project, a group started by Western University Health Science graduate student Samanta Krishnapillai, provides fact-based …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, social media, public health, Western University

Ensuring Canadian researchers are well equipped to tackle the pandemic
“New funding for equipment and tools provides researchers the support necessary to do their jobs in trying times …”
TAGS: York University, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Calgary, McMaster University, Carleton University

WHO and York University collaborate to host Q-and-A with international experts on antimicrobial resistance
York University
“As the race to find new vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 accelerates, experts in antimicrobial resistance will come together on Nov. 18 to address the urgent need for global action.”
TAGS: antimicrobial resistance, innovative research, COVID-19, York University

USask launches first study on effects of smoked cannabis on brain development
Yorkton This Week
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) pharmacologist Robert Laprairie will use a Brain Canada research grant to determine how a …”
TAGS: cannabis, developmental health, brain development, University of Saskatchewan

World Diabetes Day shines light on those battling disease during pandemic
CityNews Toronto
“… and Medicine at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Vascular and Metabolic Biology. There are three major types of diabetes.”
TAGS: Diabetes, innovative research, chronic illness