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Website Author: Pamela Fayerman
I'm an award winning Canadian journalist for nearly four decades. I’ve worked at six daily newspapers, and for 25 years, I was the medical/health issues reporter for The Vancouver Sun and other newspapers in Canada’s largest newspaper chain. My professional development has been assisted with numerous fellowships awarded by the Association of Health Care Journalists, New York Times Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Knight Science Journalism. I’ve received training in various aspects of medical journalism at Columbia University (neuroscience), MIT (medical evidence and digital science journalism), Mount Sinai Medical Center (aging) and Dartmouth College medical school (Medicine in the Media).
I graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in journalism and attended Queen’s University law school on a one-year legal journalism fellowship from the Canadian Bar Association.
I’m the recipient of several prestigious journalism awards as well as two major grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, one for a series on patient navigators and another for a series that focused on knowledge translation as it pertains to fallopian tube removal to prevent ovarian cancer.
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BC COVID-19 UPDATE:
2 million doses of vaccine administered by end of day
694 new cases
1 more death in Interior Health
6802 active cases
457 hospitalized including 154 in ICU
I spoke to @careycharlie_ for her article in the @LJReview about the need for health beat reporters. https://ljr.ca/2021/04/30/vital-signs/ via @wordpressdotcom
It's the 1st anniversary of my website. 100,000 followers & growing. Here's the latest article: Vaccines, volunteers & chutzpah. https://medicinematters.ca/vaccines-volunteers-chutzpah-key-to-israels-speedy-pandemic-response/
BC COVID-19 UPDATE:
697 new cases - total confirmed 132,353
7,161 active cases, 10,961 people under public health monitoring as a result of exposure to known cases
486 in hospital, 173 in intensive care
One more death - total of 1,597
Serious COVID-19 cases in Israel drop below 100 for 1st time since last July. Israelis cannot travel to India, Mexico, S. Africa, Brazil, Ukraine, Ethiopia, or Turkey without special permission. Those returning from the 7 countries must quarantine. http://www.timesofisrael.com/serious-covid-19-cases-in-israel-drop-below-100-for-1st-time-since-july/
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