Daily Media Digest November 18, 2021

‘Get in and get out’: Safeguards crucial in allowing pharmacies to take on testing of people …
Toronto Star
“… so that feels a little strange,” said Dr. Gerald Evans, chair of the infectious disease division at Queen’s University’s School of Medicine.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, pharmacy, expanded testing, Queen’s University, University Health Network

What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots
Hamilton Health Sciences
“COVID-19 booster shots, also referred to as a person’s third COVID vaccine, are now available for specific groups of people. Infectious diseases specialist and microbiologist Dr. Fiona Smaill tells us more.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, immunization, vaccine, booster shot, Hamilton Health Sciences

What is a ‘super cold’ and are Canadians at risk? Expert explains – Yahoo News Canada
Yahoo News Canada
“Dr. Donald Vinh, an infectious disease specialist and medical microbiologist at the McGill University Health Centre, says the super cold is not a …”
TAGS: influenza, ‘super cold’, public health, infectious disease, McGill University Health Centre

We urgently need a plan to fight antimicrobial resistance – iPolitics
“… once-routine medical procedures such as organ transplants, … there is increasing concern among public health experts, researchers, industry, …”
TAGS: antimicrobial resistance, medical procedure, organ transplant, Innovative Medicines Canada

November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes Canada
“The discovery of insulin 100 years ago was a game-changer. But it’s not a cure. We can’t wait another 100 years to End Diabetes. The time for action is now.”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic illness, insulin