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COVID-19

Smoking, Vitamin D, and COVID-19

20 May 2020

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

How Antivirals Create Paper Jams That Stop Viruses in Their Tracks

15 May 2020

Here’s a counterintuitive fact: an antiviral drug does not kill a virus. The real virus killers are the virucides, like alcohol and bleach, that tear the virus apart. It’s all in the name, with “...

Physical Isolation and the Case of Typhoid Mary

15 May 2020

Infectious diseases have a long history. The first epidemics were probably caused by the variola virus that causes smallpox. The disease commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact or contact...

(May 14, 2020) COVID-19 and More: Conversations with the McGill OSS

14 May 2020

This week's "COVID and More: Conversations with the McGill OSS" took a deep dive into face masks, Kawasaki Disease, buying food (and coffee, Emily Shore misses hers), different strains of the virus...

Let The Sunshine In on COVID-19

7 May 2020

Mention Vitamin D and thoughts usually turn to bone strength. That is understandable since the relationship between this vitamin and the incorporation of calcium and phosphorus into bone is well...

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