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The Masked Kids Are Alright

25 Feb 2022

It is easy to raise the spectre of science to scare people. Talk about a new vaccine technology messing with your DNA and you’ve conjured up instant anxiety. It is an especially potent technique...

'Natural immunity' to COVID has its limits

25 Feb 2022

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette

The Debilitating Puzzle Box of Long COVID

4 Feb 2022

Imagine sitting in front of 40,000 tiny pieces that you have to assemble into a jigsaw puzzle. Except that some of these pieces may belong to a different puzzle. There is no box to tell you what...

Next, preventing the emergence of new variants

28 Jan 2022

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

With COVID-19, Air Is Both the Problem and the Solution

15 Jan 2022

On March 28, 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) tweeted out, “FACT: #COVID19 is NOT airborne.”...

Shedding Light on Illusionary Connections

7 Jan 2022

We may have left 2021 behind, but unfortunately, the misinformation that characterized the past year continues unabated. Betty White, comedienne extraordinaire, passed away on December 31, just...

Can you fool a COVID rapid test by putting Vaseline in your nostrils?

7 Jan 2022

This notion emerged after some partiers on a flight chartered by a private Quebec club allegedly planned to trick a COVID rapid antigen test to produce a negative result. Their idea was to prevent...

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