Daily Media Digest October 7, 2021

What is next for COVID-19?
Queen’s Gazette
“Gerald Evans, Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and member of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, recently spoke to the Gazette about where we stand in the fight against the pandemic.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, infection control, Queen’s University

Busting myths about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility
“It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in relation to fertility and reproductive health.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, vaccine, fertility, UBC

Protect your heart with the COVID vaccine
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Doctors say that a fear of heart inflammation shouldn’t stop you from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, COVID itself can cause this issue and additional health dangers.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccine, public health, myocarditis, heart health, Hamilton Health Sciences

‘Like a wild roller coaster’: Montreal ICU staff open up about 4th wave challenges
Global News
“The intensive care unit at the McGill University Health Centre’s Royal Victoria hospital has been a key battleground in Quebec’s fight against COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, intensive care, hospital, frontline workers, McGill University Health Centre

Federal government must provide predictable funding for health research
Re$earch Money
“Indeed, the unprecedented speed with which COVID-19 research in Canada has progressed is a clear testament to the unwavering dedication and skill of our health research workforce.”
TAGS: health research, funding, COVID-19, HealthCareCAN

Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration is focus of $35 million USD grant
McGill Newsroom
“International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder”
TAGS: neurodegeneration, funding, mental health, innovative research, sleep, The Neuro, RI-MUHC