Daily Media Digest November 26, 2020

How AbbVie is bringing antiviral expertise to the COVID-19 battle
“At the first sign of the pandemic, AbbVie began evaluating ways to help, including accelerating discovery efforts and external collaborations.”
TAGS: COVID-19, antiviral expertise, pandemic, innovative research, AbbVie

How risky is it to go shopping now? Your coronavirus questions answered
“… Dr. Alon Vaisman, an infectious diseases and infection control physician with the University Health Network in Toronto. Aerosol expert Marr agrees.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease, University Health Network

Some coronavirus vaccines claim to be over 90% effective. What does that mean?
“Dr. Eric Arts, Canada Research Chair in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases at Western University, said scientists get to the efficacy number by …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, public health, efficacy, innovative treatment, Western University

Mystery of the coronavirus origin: Experts still seeking answers
“Dr. Sasha Bernatsky, senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, called the study “very interesting and provocative” …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Baycrest and BestLifeRewarded Innovations Collaborate in New Behavioural Initiative Promoting …
Financial Post
“This offering to be made available as part of Baycrest@Home has been awarded a 2019 Spark grant from the Centre for Aging + Brain Health …”
TAGS: aging population, long-term care, geriatric care, Baycrest

From Canada’s north to the uOttawa Heart Institute: Marc Laperle’s life saved four times
CTV Edmonton
“From Iqaluit, Laperle flew to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, where he received a life-saving stent. “While I was on the table, this doctor introduces …”
TAGS: cardiac health, heart attack, stent, surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Canadians encouraged to prioritize physical activity during pandemic
“Further, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the number of Canadians who have reported feeling depressed or anxious about the …”
TAGS: pandemic, physical activity, mental health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health