Daily Media Digest November 22, 2021

Scientists are trying to find out why some people don’t get COVID-19 | CBC Radio
“Don Vinh, an infectious disease specialist and medical microbiologist at the McGill University Health Centre. Vinh is the only Canadian investigator …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, McGill University Health Centre

Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine for kids – CTV News
CTV News
“Reacting to the news, CTV News medical specialist Dr. Marla Shapiro said that the side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines are “well outweighed” by the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, children and youth health, vaccine, Marla Shapiro, Pfizer Canada

First COVID-19 vaccines for children arrive in Canada | CBC News
“The first delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 has landed in Canada, with 2.9 million set to be delivered …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccines, pediatric health, infectious disease, Pfizer Canada

Indigenous virtual conference to highlight lessons learned from COVID-19 to address viral …
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“Dr. Alexandra King, Cameco Chair of Indigenous Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and chair of the committee, said that …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, community health, University of Saskatchewan

Raise your voice for Canadians with Parkinson’s
HRI Portal
“No matter what, Parkinson Canada is committed to raising the voices of people affected by Parkinson’s. Together, we can keep the conversation going by calling on the government to prioritize Parkinson’s #PrioritizePD and improve health care for the Canadian Parkinson’s community.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, healthcare, chronic illness, Parkinson’s Canada

Now is the time for Parliament to take action on improving mental health care in Canada …
The Hill Times
“Dave Gallson is the National Executive Director of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) and has worked in the mental health and disability …”
TAGS: mental health, healthcare, disability, substance abuse, Mood Disorders Society of Canada

A New Model for Osteoarthritis
Research at UHN
“Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan, a Scientist at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, recently led the development of an experimental model of late-stage osteoarthritis that enables scientists to rapidly test potential therapies in the lab.”
TAGS: osteoarthritis, arthritis, therapy options, innovative treatment, UHN