Daily Media Digest October 20, 2020

Protecting the Vulnerable During COVID-19: Webinar Registration Open!
Canadian Frailty Network
“Don’t miss this informative webinar about how you can protect yourself and others this flu season. Registration is free. All are welcome!”
TAGS: COVID-19, vulnerable populations, webinar, Canadian Frailty Network

MUHC to begin trial of ciclesonide for alleviating COVID-19 symptoms
McGill Tribune
“… in mid September, a team of researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) began to examine whether …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, anti-inflammatory, McGill University Health Centre Research Institute

Researchers learning more about connection between blood clots and COVID-19
Ottawa Citizen
“Lana Castellucci associate scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and a thrombosis physician Dr. Lana Castellucci is an …”
TAGS: COVID-19, thrombosis, comorbidities, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Contact tracers are crucial as COVID-19 cases jump in Alberta
CTV Toronto
“Alberta Health Services’ contact tracers are tasked with figuring out all the people who may have been in contact with a person who is contagious with …”
TAGS: COVID-19, contact tracing, public health, Alberta Health Services

A guide to COVID-19 testing and self-isolation
NOW Magazine
“Bogoch, who is an infectious diseases physician and scientist with the University Health Network, says that period of self-isolation is critical for a close …”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing, self-isolation, contact tracing, University Health Network

Women, moms at risk of binge-drinking during pandemic: CAMH study
Belleville Intelligencer
“… according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The study, released earlier this week, surveyed 1,003 adults between Sept.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, women’s health, substance abuse, CAMH

USask VIDO-InterVac expands international role to test antiviral compounds against COVID-19
Yorkton This Week
“The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan …”
TAGS: antiviral treatment, COVID-19, innovative research, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

Leaps in microbiome research, understanding childhood pain and water supply modelling
UCalgary News
“‘The University of Calgary’s 2020 Killam Emerging Research Leader Awards go to three scholars who are making important advancements in their …”
TAGS: microbiome, pain, innovative research, research award, University of Calgary