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COVID-19 Virus Uses Sugar to Invade Human Cells

Sugars found on the surface of human cells influence COVID-19 infection, according to a University of Alberta-led study that is one of the first to observe this relationship and suggests that cells in the brain might be particularly susceptible. Source: https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2021/11/sars-cov-2-uses-sugars-to-invade-human-cells-new-study-shows.html Produced by Saveta Cartwright.

Vaccine mandate divide across AB school boards

Investigations done by CBC have shown that 30 of Alberta's 63 school boards have already, or have plans to, implement vaccine mandates or routine rapid testing for staff. Here is a list from CBC of school boards that have already implemented these programs or have plans to:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jshtbbYMsToJBZwpwJSq-6w6FKDz8-lljIZMCIWYQaU/edit#gid=0 Produced by Hannah Cunningham.

No News is Good News

With no university update we dig into the current numbers and approaching deadline for in person classes back on campus.

How to Ensure Active Transportation When You Move

How to incorporate active transportation when you move Produced by Karly Coleman

Health Canada Authorized the Use of the Pfizer Comirnaty Vaccine as a Booster Shot

Health Canada has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine as a booster shot. The booster is authorized for adults 18 years or older, to be used at least six months after an individual has completed their primary vaccine series. Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2021/11/health-canada-authorizes-the-use-of-the-pfizer-biontech-comirnaty-covid-19-vaccine-as-a-booster-shot.html Produced by Saveta Cartwright

Union workers at Cargill voice COVID-19 concerns in strike vote

Last week, workers at the Cargill meatpacking plant in High River voted to strike if their conditions, including health and safety concerns about COVID-19, are not met by the company. Produced by Hannah Cunningham. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/cargill-alberta-union-meat-packers-1.6239617

Onward and Upward

As cases rise we see deadlines set forth a while ago become tougher and tougher to imagine.

COP 26 and Cycling

Cycling suggestions for COP26 from 64 cycling organizations. Produced by Karly Coleman

Rapid tests available for K-6 outbreak schools

Last week, Alberta's Minister of Education announced that rapid tests for at-home COVID-19 testing will be provided to students in K-6 schools that are on the outbreak list. The program is free, optional, and is available now. Produced by Hannah Cunningham. https://www.alberta.ca/lookup/covid-19-school-status-map.aspx

Campus Passes Day #1

Its the first day of mandatory campus ready passes, who does this affect and when?

Cycling and Walking in the Mornings

The trials of cycling and walking in the mornings Produced by Karly Coleman

Study Confirms Disposable Masks can be Decontaminated and Reused

Researchers confirm how to decontaminate and reuse masks during COVID-19 pandemic: heat and methylene blue with light activation shown to decontaminate N95 respirators and medical masks without affecting performance. Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34016200/ Produced by Saveta Cartwright.

The Cost of School Contact-Tracing

Schools in Alberta have had to take on the responsibility of COVID-19 contact-tracing while the Alberta government prepares to step back in, and it's costing schools not only money, but also people-power and time. Produced by Hannah Cunningham. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/covid-19-mitigation-contact-notifications-costing-alberta-schools-more-than-money-1.6218847

Campus Cases Steadily Decrease ahead of November Deadline

Through our weekly update on campus covid news we discuss cases numbers, upcoming deadlines on campus passes and an interesting addition to the universities covid tracking.

Maps and You in Edmonton

Find your way in Edmonton using maps

Long-term Risks to Heart Health Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts worry that the health of people living with heart disease or stroke has worsened because of limited access to care during the pandemic. Source: https://www.healthing.ca/news/pandemic-poses-long-term-risks-to-heart-health-canadian-survey/ Produced by Saveta Cartwright.

School Trustee Survey Responses on COVID-19

Advocacy group Support Our Students has provided responses from Edmonton Public and Edmonton Catholic school trustee candidates from a survey that includes questions about the continued response to COVID-19. Survey results: https://www.abtrusteevote.info/ Produced by Hannah Cunningham.

Campus News

Updates for the University of Alberta Community

10 Reasons to Walk for Transportation

Reasons to walk

Alberta Government October 12 Update for COVID-19

Vaccine verification app (AB Covid Records Verifier) launched, province projected to spend north of $15million toward latest vaccine incentive, 72% of eligible Albertans are fully vaccinated (compared to 82% Canadians). Source: https://www.alberta.ca/news.aspx Produced by Saveta Cartwright

Contact Tracing Brought Back to Schools

The Alberta government has reinstated contact tracing for schools in the province.

Campus News : 10/11/21

More from the university of alberta's weekly update on covid-19, and how to stay safe this semester.

Restrictions for Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs

Dining out restrictions

COVID-19 Underscores the Need to Address the 'Invisible Pandemic' of Diet-Related Chronic Diseases

Kim Raine, the primary investigator on Alberta's Nutrition Report Card, says the newly released 2021 report card shows that the pandemic has made it harder for children to eat well, but also suggests that nutrition-focused public health policies can make a positive difference Source: https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2021/09/covid-19-underscores-need-to-address-invisible-pandemic-of-diet-related-chronic-diseases-researcher.html Produced by Saveta Cartwright.

St. Albert School Moves Online for Two Weeks

Updates for schools: Wildrose Elementary School in St. Albert moves online for two weeks. Link: https://www.spschools.org/district_operations/covid-19/school_covid_tracker Produced by Hannah Cunningham.

Campus Ready Pass

The University of Alberta has released new proof of vaccination requirements for students, staff, and community members on campus. More information at https://ualberta.ca/covid-19 Produced by Jarret Kamm.

Bike Sidewalk Sale

If you’ve been wondering how to score a bike that can be your reliable ride through-out the year, Bike Edmonton is having an “as-is sidewalk rummage sale” Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Go check out their outdoor sale in front of their downtown shop, located at 10612 – 105 Avenue. They have a lot of one-off and unusual items that would be gems in the hands of the right person. They have BMXs, vintage cruisers, and a lot of bikes and bike frames that they don't have the capacity (or parts) to refurbish. They also have quite a few pairs of cycling shoes (many were never worn), obscure items, collectibles, etc., and they will all be priced to move! While you’re down there, check out Edmonton’s newest bike store, called “It’s a two wheeled world” They invite you to come say hi, check out their bikes and maybe find bike of your dreams, you know it’s that you never knew you needed! It’s located at 10502 105 Ave (tucked in the back of the Wonder Harbour Comics building) They’re open from Wednesdays-Sundays from 11am-7pm. Produced by Karly Coleman.

Canadian Social Survey: COVID-19 and Well-being

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of life for Canadians. During the period from April to June 2021, one-quarter of Canadians reported experiencing high levels of stress most days, and nearly half of Canadians considered that their stress levels were worse than prior to the pandemic. This was particularly true among women; those aged 25 to 54; the LGBTQ2+ population; and those living with children. Furthermore, almost one in five Canadians aged 25 to 44 reported that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they wanted to postpone their childbearing plans. Source: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/210924/dq210924a-eng.htm Produced by Saveta Cartwright.

SOS Crowdsourcing Outbreak Information

An advocacy group called Support Our Students Alberta (SOS) is crowdsourcing outbreak information in primary and secondary schools, because the province is not sharing outbreak information. Links: https://www.supportourstudents.ca/school-outbreaks.html Produced by Hannah Cunningham.

U of A Weekly Update

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health updated the province’s definition for those who it considers to be fully vaccinated to recognize World Health Organization approved vaccines. This brings welcome news for some international students and employees who may have already received a full set of COVID-19 vaccines outside of Canada. To See a full list of the approved vaccines visit https://www.ualberta.ca/covid-19 If you are now fully vaccinated please update your U of A vaccination status to ‘fully vaccinated’ as soon as possible; you are no longer required to participate in regular rapid testing. Also the University has outlined October 4th as the start of the proof of vaccination timeline When and how community members that are fully or partially vaccinated can provide their vaccine verification will be available by October 4 by the university but you can right now visit alberta.ca/CovidRecords where Albertans 12 and older can get a card-sized vaccine record through the new express system. Produced by Jarret Kamm.

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