Daily Media Digest October 5, 2021

COVID-19 variants substantially more dangerous than native strain, Canadian study finds …
The Globe and Mail
“That assessment, published on Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association … and unrelated health conditions that might make a case of COVID-19 more severe …”
TAGS: COVID-19, variants, public health, vaccination, University Health Network, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

U of C professor highlights the complexities of combating vaccine misinformation | Fort …
Fort McMurray Today
“As the percentage of unvaccinated people in Grande Prairie continues to lag well below the national average, a University of Calgary (U of C) professor …”
TAGS: vaccine, misinformation, public health, University of Calgary

Researchers study effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on people’s thoughts | CBC News
“There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has been weighing heavily on many people’s minds, but now researchers at Queen’s University have a better idea of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, lockdown, Queen’s University

Ottawa biotech startup Virica gets multimillion-dollar funding injection for gene therapy …
Ottawa Business Journal
“… Ottawa Health Innovation Hub helped it secure a 3,000-square-foot facility at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute that officially opened this week.”
TAGS: gene therapy, innovative research, research, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

How mental health research is saving lives, today – The Hill Times
The Hill Times
“This can be a golden age of research for brain and mental health in Canada. We just need to meet the moment. Canada invests 1.5 per cent of our total …”
TAGS: mental health, brain research, innovation

Preventing Postpartum Depression | CAMH
“Today, CAMH researchers are developing a dietary supplement proven to prevent the baby blues from progressing into postpartum depression.”
TAGS: women’s health, postpartum, mental health, depression, CAMH