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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2020/10/28

It can take up to 10 days to get COVID test results in Nova Scotia. halifaxexaminer.ca, Oct 28. One new case of COVID-19 was reported Tuesday to bring the total number of active cases in Nova Scotia to six. No one is in the hospital. Read more

Canada Hits Grim New Milestone With 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths. huffpost.ca, Oct 28. The rising numbers have triggered new restrictions on public gatherings and indoor activities in several provinces. Read more

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday. cbc.ca, Oct 28. Read more

COVID-19 vaccines: McGill researchers track the global race. mcgill.ca, Oct 26: McGill-led vaccine tracker provides real-time updates on progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

Study identifies biomarkers that could be used to quickly identify COVID-19 with blood test. globalnews.ca, Oct 27: ...The study has found evidence that biomarkers could be used to identify the coronavirus with 100 per cent accuracy and 98 per cent accuracy in those with other illnesses. Read more

Conservatives pass motion that Liberals say will threaten Canada’s access to COVID-19 vaccines. nationalpost.com, Oct 26: The Tories won the vote with support from the Bloc, NDP and the Green Party. The motion will examine every aspect of the federal response to the pandemic. Read more

People less trusting of government, vaccine as pandemic wears on: study. leaderpost.com, Oct 25: As the pandemic wears on, people across Saskatchewan are losing trust in the government’s response to COVID-19 and are becoming more wary of a potential vaccine. Read more

EU chief calls for common tests, tracing as virus surges. thestar.com, Oct 28. … a top EU official urged the 27 member states to introduce common rules to test for the disease and track its spread to help prevent further damage to their economies. Read more

Scientists find signs of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time in England. cbc.ca, Oct 27: Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the population in England during the summer. Read more

Coronavirus can remain infectious on bank notes, other surfaces for weeks: study. ctvnews.ca, Oct 27: …Published this week in the Virology Journal, the new paper describes how researchers tested the virus on several surfaces, including cotton and bank notes. Read more

Drugmaker Eli Lilly stays confident in possible COVID-19 treatment after setback. ctvnews.ca, Oct 27: ...U.S. government officials said Monday that they put an early end to a study testing the antibody drug in hospitalized patients because it doesn't seem to be helping them. Read more

U.K. coronavirus report says 'structural racism' killing minorities. ctvnews.ca, Oct 27: Ethnic minorities in Britain are paying with their lives after years of government neglect left them uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Canadians support strict regulations for smoking and vaping. northshoredailypost.com, Oct 28. Many Canadians are in favour of existing federal legislation that seeks to make electronic cigarettes less appealing to the country’s youth. Read more

Surgery and scan backlogs set to worsen without government funding, CMA says. cbc.ca, Oct 29: ... it would take $1.3 billion in additional funds to tackle delays sidelined from January to June because they were deemed non-essential during the pandemic. Read more

Shoppers Drug Mart has become a huge pandemic winner — and it didn’t happen by accident. thestar.com, Oct 25: The pharmacy chain recently got into the COVID-19 testing game alongside Rexall and other community pharmacies, the latest in a long line of moves by the company aimed at expanding its profile in health care. Read more

House of Delegates approves five elder care resolutions, affirming commitment to optimal care for seniors. ada.org, Oct 27: Eight other resolutions referred to ADA councils for refinement, development over the next year. Read more

Most dentists have experienced aggression from patients. sciencedaily.com, Oct 26: Roughly half of US dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year, and nearly one in four endured physical aggression, according to a new study. Read more

Bruce Cassis, DDS, MAGD, Elected President of Academy of General Dentistry. agd.org, Oct 25: The Academy of General Dentistry has installed Bruce Cassis, DDS, MAGD, a general dentist from Fayetteville, West Virginia, as the organization’s president during its Annual Meeting. Read more

New AEGD Program Being Established to Focus on Serving Vulnerable Populations. dental.upenn.edu, Oct 28: Penn Dental Medicine has plans to launch an innovative postdoctoral training program in general dentistry designed to educate dental residents in primary dental care for vulnerable and underserved patients. Read more

Florida Fails to Attract Bidders for Canada Drug Importation Program. khn.org, Oct 26: Florida’s plan to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada…has tasted its first bitter pill. Read more

Young YouTube influencers are increasingly marketing junk food to fellow kids, study finds. cnn.com, Oct 26: Kid influencers on YouTube are marketing junk food and sugary beverages to their fellow kids, and they're racking up billions of page views. Read more

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