Daily Media Digest November 25, 2020

Made-in-Ottawa app could help streamline complicated COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Ottawa Citizen
“In a typical year, nurses and other health care workers at the Bruyère Hospital line up to get their annual flu shots. The worker signs a consent form, a colleague gives them the shot and the worker receives a paper record of the immunization.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine rollout, influenza shot, Bruyere Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Three quarters of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report symptoms months after recovery
Ubyssey Online
“… at St. Paul’s Hospital and division head of respiratory medicine at Providence Health Care who was the corresponding author of the study. “So that …”
TAGS: COVID-19, ongoing symptoms, recovery, long-hauler, Providence Health Care

Saskatoon’s VIDO-InterVac eyes future as Canadian pandemic centre
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“CEO and director Dr. Volker Gerdts said the work of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization — International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) …”
TAGS: VIDO-InterVac, vaccine development, pandemic centre, public health, infectious disease

New interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools
Western News
“New interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools … A Western University education professor, Srivastava has launched the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, community health, dashboard, Western University

Picture this: The illustrious world of medical illustration
McGill Tribune
“Jean-Paul Acco, a former medical illustrator at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, spoke about his experience in the field over the last …”
TAGS: medical illustrations, knowledge translation, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University Health Centre

Study finds the more often you visit an ER for an alcohol issue, the higher your chance of dying
“… from the University of Toronto, the Institute for Mental Health Policy and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. The study was carried …”
TAGS: addictions, mental health, prognosis, alcohol abuse, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Alberta researcher wins award for salt-coated mask innovation
“The Public Health Agency of Canada recently recommended non-medical masks consist of at least three layers, with a middle, removable layer …”
TAGS: COVID-19, personal protective equipment, non-medical masks, public health