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Is Your Forehead Good Enough for a Fever Check?

5 Jun 2020

Your forehead is about to get a lot of action. Is it greasy? You may want to wipe that sweat off. In the age of COVID, our forehead will become the target of fever spot checks. Thermal cameras and...

COVID-19 vs. The Flu: No Need to Pick Sides

5 Jun 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Will The Virus Have The Last Word?

29 May 2020

“Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word.” Those words spoken by Louis Pasteur a century and a half ago are unnervingly meaningful today as we confront the SARS-CoV-2 virus that...

(May 28, 2020): COVID and More: Conversations with the McGill Office for Science and Society

28 May 2020

On this week’s “COVID-19 and More: Conversations with the McGill Office for Science and Society”, Joe Schwarcz Jonathan Jarry, Emily Shore, and guest Dr. Debbie Schwarcz Gonshor discuss the latest...

“Antibodies, Are You There?” Answering This Question Proves Challenging

28 May 2020

Technology is imperfect. Anyone who’s ever used a computer knows this. You search for a file that you know to be on your hard drive and somehow the search function just cannot find it. If computers...

Predicting Emerging COVID-19 Hotspots...Without Asking

27 May 2020

The ability to accurately pinpoint areas where new cases of COVID-19 are rising would help to better allocate resources and enact better local policy....

The Anti-Vaccine Movement in 2020

22 May 2020

What does an antivaxxer and a far-right activist have in common? If the thought of someone who opposes vaccines brings to mind tie-dye shirts and tree hugging, your answer may be “nothing.” But...

Contact Tracing is the Key To Solving the Spread of Infectious Diseases

20 May 2020

Today it is COVID-19 that is sowing panic around the world but in 19th century England the fear was of cholera, a dreadful disease. It causes diarrhea so severe that a victim can lose as much as...

Smoking, Vitamin D, and COVID-19

20 May 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....


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