Daily Media Digest November 23, 2020

Mac team working on saliva-based test procedure for COVID
The Bay Observer – Providing a Fresh Perspective for Hamilton and Burlington
“Researchers at McMaster University are studying the saliva-based testing procedures that would enable routine testing of asymptomatic individuals on …”
TAGS: COVID-19, saliva-based test, innovative research, public health, McMaster University

Health Canada grants emergency-use authorization to Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 antibody treatment
CTV News
“Canada’s top public health officer urges COVID-19 caution ahead of … efforts will help people in Canada and around the world in the face of this medical … Authorization by Health Canada was based on a Phase 1 study published in …”
TAGS: COVID-19, antibody treatment, innovative research, pandemic

COVID-19 researchers open up about stressful, rewarding work looking for a vaccine
“VIDO-InterVac seeking funding to establish national centre for pandemic research in Saskatchewan…”
TAGS: COVID-19, research technicians, innovative research, vaccine development, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

How a ‘sewage crystal ball’ can predict Saskatoon’s COVID-19 future
CTV Toronto
“The University of Saskatchewan wastewater surveillance team is predicting an in COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon based on wastewater samples.”
TAGS: COVID-19, wastewater surveillance, public health, infectious disease, University of Saskatchewan

One in 20 people struggling with alcohol addiction die within a year of their second ER visit
Toronto Star
“… alcohol-related reasons die within a year of their second ER visit, according to a new study by ICES and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.”
TAGS: mental health, addictions, alcoholism, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Muskoka kinesiologist praises movement benefits — especially in COVID-19 era
Muskoka Region News
“… Queen’s University, ParticipACTION and others, encouraged a balance between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep to improve health …”
TAGS: kinesiology, movement, physical health, mental health, Queen’s University