Daily Media Digest November 8, 2021

COVID-19 spreads through the air. Here’s what you can do about it this winter | CBC News
“Canadians looking for guidance on how to reduce their risk of COVID-19 indoors this winter may be feeling left out in the cold. The Public Health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, infectious disease

What are antiviral COVID-19 pills and how could they help? – National | Globalnews.ca
Global News
“WATCH ABOVE: Pfizer, Merck press ahead with pills to treat COVID-19 … antiviral pill approved in U.K. still being reviewed by Health Canada.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, innovative treatment, antivirals, Pfizer

U of T researchers lead effort to understand short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on …
University of Toronto
“… scientist​ at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) and a respiratory and critical care physician at University Health Network.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, long COVID, innovative research, University Health Network

Talk to your doctor: The fight against misinformation as COVID-19 vaccine for kids nears …
Global News
“With Canadian approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children … On Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said children under 12 are now …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, children and youth health, misinformation, University of Calgary

Canadian researcher revolutionized our understanding of the heart – The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
“… induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, receipt of the Grand Prix scientifique de la Fondation Lefoulon-Delalande from the Institute …”
TAGS: heart health, innovative research, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Queen’s University, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Kick the Carbon: CHEO announces goal to reduce carbon emissions
“OTTAWA — As global leaders convene at UK COP26 to discuss strategies to tackle climate change, CHEO is implementing its own measures and targets to address the global crisis, directed by a mandate from its Board of Directors.”
TAGS: climate change, healthcare, green health, CHEO

Healthcare User Experience Lab partners with St. Michael’s Hospital
“The Healthcare User Experience (HUE) Lab, opens in new window in partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital, external link, opens in new window, a leading teaching and research hospital in downtown Toronto, launches an initiative to reimagine and redesign the surgical bra as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.”
TAGS: healthcare, women’s health, breast cancer, cancer, patient care, Ryerson University