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Clearing up the confusion about COVID boosters

20 Aug 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

Escaping COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

20 Aug 2021

As I write this, 4.8 billion doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered globally. Even with my scientific background, I cannot easily wrap my head around this number, 4.8 billion. If you...

The Strange Case of Dr. Cahill and Ms. Hyde

13 Aug 2021

“If you’re under, like, 70 or 65 and you’ve no underlying conditions, this is all a hoax.” You’d be forgiven for thinking that this wild assertion about a pandemic that has killed over 4.3 million...

Do vaccine incentives actually work?

6 Aug 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette...

What We Know About Kids and Masks

23 Jul 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

How We Know That the COVID-19 Vaccines Work

23 Jul 2021

We keep hearing that the COVID-19 vaccines work but some people have asked us, “How do we know that they work?”...

The Exaggerated Villainy of the Epstein-Barr Virus

16 Jul 2021

What causes a disease? We saw this important medical question get raised during the pandemic. Some people refused to accept that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was causing COVID-19 because it failed to...

Decline in Rush-Hour Traffic a Boon for Health

9 Jul 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette...

Bat Poop Accused of Crimes!

9 Jul 2021

COVID has not been kind to bats. They have been accused of harbouring the SARS-CoV-2 virus and transferring it to people via an animal vector. But this is not the first time that these flying...

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