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Nothing About COVID-19 is Simple 

22 Apr 2020

Whatever the end result may be, the attack starts with the virus invading cells in the lining of the nose and throat. Here the virus can latch on to a protein known as “angiotensin converting...

We Are All Mutants and So Is the Coronavirus

16 Apr 2020

The word “mutant” suggests aberrations. Whether we think of Jeff Goldblum’s stomach-churning physical deterioration in The Fly or even the unwarranted demonization of the X-Men by non-mutants, that...

Testing for COVID-19

16 Apr 2020

Until there is an effective treatment or vaccine, the best strategy to win the war against COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is to stop its spread through the population. This requires extensive tracking of...

Essential Knowledge About Essential Oils and COVID-19

14 Apr 2020

If only it were that simple. If all one would have to do to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting the respiratory tract is to inhale some vapour from eucalyptus essential oil, our worries...

Cloth Masks Given the OK, But Do They Work?

10 Apr 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

How Long Can a Virus “Live” Outside the Body?

8 Apr 2020

One of the frequently asked questions about the SARS-CoV-2 virus is how long the virus can live outside the body. “Live” is not exactly the appropriate term, as viruses are not really "alive"...


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