Daily Media Digest November 19, 2020

Saskatoon lab aims for human trials next month as vaccine race heats up
Regina Leader-Post
“VIDO-Intervac’s director said the work will be valuable even if U.S. companies cross the finish line for an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Author of the …”
TAGS: vaccine development, COVID-19, innovative research, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchwan

Winter could put a chill on Canada’s top COVID-19 coping strategy
CTV News
“A new poll released Wednesday by Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) surveyed more than 2,000 Canadians and found that 39 per cent of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, public health, infectious disease, Western University

Researchers at U of T, McMaster study COVID-19 testing protocols for arriving international travellers
“McMaster HealthLabs, a COVID-19-focused non-profit organization associated with researchers at McMaster University, the Research Institute of St.”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing protocols, infectious disease, community health, McMaster University

COVID-19: Pandemic wears on British Columbians’ mental health, many unsure where to turn
Vancouver Sun
“… for the health authority and Providence Health Care. Yatham said the number of people seeking help in health-care settings initially decreased, but …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, Provincial Health Care

COVID-19 far more virulent and deadly than flu: Sudbury panelists
Standard Freeholder
“COVID-19 and the flu may be spread in much the same way, but that’s where the similarities end. For one thing, COVID-19 is 10 times more deadly …”
TAGS: COVID-19 , influenza, infection control, prognosis

UCalgary announces Child Health and Wellness research strategy
UCalgary News
““Together with our superb partners, Alberta Health Services, and our community, the University of Calgary is amplifying its commitment to paediatric …”
TAGS: wellness, children and youth health, Alberta Health Services, University of Calgary