Daily Media Digest September 14, 2020

Designing the future of long-term care and retirement homes
Ontario Hospital Association
“Good design can and should balance infection prevention and control needs with residents’ quality of life and care needs. No resident wants to see their living space transform from the feeling of home to hospital.”
TAGS: Long-term care, aging population, COVID-19, Bruyere Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Carleton University, infection prevention

USask researchers take aim at airborne COVID-19 virus
Yorkton This Week
“… and VIDO-InterVac, a team of USask researchers led by veterinary microbiologist Vikram Misra and colleagues Darryl Falzarano and Emily Jenkins, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, pandemic, University of Saskatchewan

Parents more likely than non-parents to turn to alcohol during pandemic, survey finds
CTV News
“Parents with at least one child under the age of 18 at home are more likely to report using alcohol to cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Canadian study.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, parental health, pandemic, York University

New high-tech wall unit can detect COVID-19 in the air: Ont. microbiology professor
CTV News London
“In a news release introducing the product, Kontrol Energy said the technology has been independently tested by scientists at Western University.”
TAGS: medical technology, COVID-19, public health, Western University

Alberta university offers free program to children suffering from anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic
“The University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education is offering a support program for students heading back to school amid the COVID-19 …”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, pediatric health, University of Calgary

The Scientific and Social Impacts of COVID-19: Panel Discussion
Carleton Newsroom
“The Faculty of Science at Carleton University will host a panel discussion on … Moloughney will be joined by Carleton’s Erling Rud, professor in the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, panel discussion, public health, Carleton University

Pandemic at six months:What will the next six months look like in health care?
Yahoo News Canada
“At Health Sciences North in Sudbury, the main tertiary care hospital in Northeastern Ontario, the pandemic is still a significant concern in terms of …”
TAGS: healthcare, COVID-19, pandemic, Health Sciences North

Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force partners with CIHR to support 22 studies investigating COVID-19
Financial Post
“Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is supporting 22 studies that focus on improving our understanding of COVID-19 immunity in Canada.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, investments in research, University of Manitoba

Testing is the best way to contain second wave of COVID-19: study
CTV News
“Testing is the best way to contain second wave of COVID-19: study … in Quebec, a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Journal says the best … Menzies added that the results have been shared with Health Canada and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, testing

UVic researchers study impact of global pandemic on mental health
Times Colonist
“The results of the research could push Canadian policy-makers to direct health resources where it’s needed the most, Paterson said. Paterson and …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, mental health