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Lets’ Play Jeopardy! Clue: “Quarterback who believes in homeopathic immunization”

5 Nov 2021

That would be the same Aaron Rodgers, MVP quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, who filled in admirably as guest host on the popular game show that is associated with intelligence. In this case,...

The Ivermectin Train Cannot Stop

30 Oct 2021

It started with a laboratory study on African green monkey kidney cells. While the dose used was much higher than what doctors would prescribe, the results were promising. Ivermectin could stop the...

The Great COVID-19 Immunity Test Kit

23 Oct 2021

The kit arrives in the mail. You swab the inside of your cheek and mail it back. Two weeks later, the company emails you a report. You are told you have a 2% risk of getting COVID-19 and a 5%...

Assessing the risks of vaccine side effects

15 Oct 2021

This article was first published in the Montreal Gazette

How worried should we be about myocarditis?

1 Oct 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

Can the Flu Vaccine Also Help With COVID-19?

1 Oct 2021

Bonus features on a DVD or Blu-ray disc (remember those?) are nice, but we don’t expect them from vaccines. As the novel coronavirus hurtled through communities in 2020 and no specific vaccine was...

How to Help Protect the Under-12 Crowd

3 Sep 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

The Statistics Behind “Breakthrough” Infections

27 Aug 2021

Recently we have seen a rash of headlines along the lines of “75% of infected people were fully vaccinated” atop stories describing a “super-spreader” event in Massachusetts. While that statistic...

The Internet is full of claims that vaccines do not protect us from COVID-19. What recent evidence is there that they do?

27 Aug 2021

It is true that the original protection rate of over 90% in the trials has not been matched by real-life experience, but that was to be expected. However, the protection is still significant....

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