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What to Expect from a COVID-19 Vaccine When You’re Expecting or Breastfeeding

28 May 2021

What should public health bodies do in the absence of data? And, even more importantly, what should the people left to make an important health decision do when no data is available?...

Evidence That the Coronavirus Can Mess With Our DNA Is Far From Convincing

14 May 2021

Science is hard. This is not meant to dissuade anyone from going into the sciences. It’s just a statement of fact with which all scientists would probably agree, and it’s a sort of mantra we can...

Ginkgo Has Not Been Shown to Treat COVID-19

5 May 2021

There is a word more and more popular in science communication circles: pre-bunking. There is so much bunk out there—misinformation, lies and unwarranted hype—that it always feels like we are...

Our mix-and-match vaccination strategy

30 Apr 2021

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Do Curfews Work?

23 Apr 2021

I often recommend people set their mental compass to search for the scientific consensus on an issue. This is great in theory but this consensus is often an intangible idea. Where do you find it...

What won't protect you from COVID-19

16 Apr 2021

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

The Anti-Vaccine Propaganda of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

16 Apr 2021

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., does not want you to think of him as an anti-vaxxer. I have yet to meet an anti-vaxxer—someone who spreads misinformation about all vaccines being harmful—who is comfortable...

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