Daily Media Digest October 9, 2020

Wastewater tracking shows COVID-19 doubled in past month in Ottawa
The Ottawa Citizen
“Researcher and uOttawa engineering professor Robert Delatolla, who developed the program along with MacKenzie and others at CHEO, said he is optimistic the monitoring system could soon be used province-wide to help catch outbreaks before they begin in vulnerable communities.”
TAGS: COVID-19, wastewater tracking, public health, infectious disease, CHEO

Coronavirus antibodies last at least three months after infection, U of T study finds
Researchers from the University of Toronto and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health used both saliva and blood samples …
TAGS: COVID-19, antibodies, immunity, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute

Schulich professor earns Minister’s Award of Excellence for developing COVID-19 dashboard
York University
“Schulich School of Business Professor Murat Kristal has received a Minister’s Award of Excellence from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities. He was recognized for developing an analytics dashboard to provide daily insights into the spread of COVID-19 in countries around the world.”
TAGS: COVID-19, infection control, public health, York University

A COVID vaccine is just the start, complicated decisions ahead
Yahoo News Canada
“… different technologies in development right now,” says Dr. Volker Gerdts, a researcher at the University of Saskatchewan and CEO of Vido-Intervac.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, innovative research, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO-InterVac

Carleton Hosts Science Café – Vaccines against COVID-19: So, Where Are We So Far?
Carleton Newsroom
“Carleton Hosts Science Café – Vaccines against COVID-19: So, Where Are We So Far? As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, Erling Rud, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, public health, Carleton University

Virtual mental health network now available to Albertans
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million …”
TAGS: mental health, virtual care, public health, Alberta Health Services

Ontario supporting scientists develop the next generation of antibiotics
The Review Newspaper
“… Compound Library for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University. … the world today,” said Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities.”
TAGS: antibiotics, innovative research, funding, McMaster University

How Loneliness Affects Health
Brain & Life
“Loneliness has been implicated in everything from increased risk of hypertension and heart disease to a reduced antibody response to the flu vaccine.”
TAGS: mental health, loneliness, hypertension, heart disease, York University

U of R prof receives funding to study Indigenous men’s health issues
Regina Leader-Post
“… and health studies at the University of Regina, she recently received $673,200 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, men’s health, mental health