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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

BEYOND LOCAL: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccine development can be thought of as the process of separating the parts of an infectious agent that make us sick, from those that induce an immune response and protect us from future infection
<b>COVID-19:</b> Pandemic isolation could worsen symptoms of depression, dementia

COVID-19: Pandemic isolation could worsen symptoms of depression, dementia

If the depression remains untreated, the associated memory and cognitive problems worsen for those suffering with dementia
<b>CANADA:</b> Fewer services for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder amid COVID-19

CANADA: Fewer services for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder amid COVID-19

Canadians with disabilities have drawn attention to their exclusion from COVID-19 messaging, as well to program cancellations and experiences of social isolation
<b>COVID-19:</b> Hospitals look for ways to increase capacity, ask Ontario government for help

COVID-19: Hospitals look for ways to increase capacity, ask Ontario government for help

Some options being considered include setting up field hospitals, using hotel rooms for patients and taking over space in long-term care homes, OHA president says
<b>COVID-19:</b> How strong relationships help kids catch up after six months of school closures

COVID-19: How strong relationships help kids catch up after six months of school closures

The ability to regulate students’ stress and anxiety through classroom relationships is a powerful tool to support academic outcomes, expert says
<b>COVID-19:</b> All your mask questions answered

COVID-19: All your mask questions answered

Many parents have questions as students return to the classroom
<b>CANADA:</b> Researchers explore whether TB vaccine offers COVID-19 protection

CANADA: Researchers explore whether TB vaccine offers COVID-19 protection

Investigators hope to test a theory that Bacille Calmette Guerin can reduce severity of infection
<b>COVID-19:</b> Expert highlights importance of ethics when testing coronavirus vaccines

COVID-19: Expert highlights importance of ethics when testing coronavirus vaccines

As human trials begin for potential COVID-19 vaccines, the ethics of human challenges studies must be considered
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province announces $19.25 M for student mental health support

ONTARIO: Province announces $19.25 M for student mental health support

Funding will strengthen community partnerships and increase the number of mental health workers and programs at colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes
<b>CANADA:</b> Officials 'steering in uncertain waters' in tackling 2nd wave of COVID-19, Tam says

CANADA: Officials 'steering in uncertain waters' in tackling 2nd wave of COVID-19, Tam says

Need to see public co-operation to 'right the ship'