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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"...

No Need to Shave the World: Why Your Beard Is Not a Problem in the Age of COVID

3 Apr 2020

In 1843 a letter to the editor entitled “The growth of the beard medically considered” published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal argued that beards were medicinally beneficial, and that ...

Today's Reality Requires Superheroes

27 Mar 2020

For the past few weeks, I feel as if we have been living in a comic book. A dark cloud of impending doom slowly encroaching upon our North American cities, as we look out into the world watching...

Quercetin - To Take or Not to Take?

25 Mar 2020

The quercetin compound occurs widely in nature, found in berries, fruits, grains, and vegetables. Onions and kale are particularly rich. Quercetin is a “polyphenol” and belongs to the “flavonoid”...

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