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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...

Squashing Some Mosquito Myths

9 Jul 2021

Guests at the Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Florida routinely emerge from the swimming pool and walk over to a nearby row of citrosa plants.  They proceed to shake the shrubbery and then rub their...

The Funhouse Mirror of Risk Perception

9 Jul 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many preexisting problems. One of them is how to vet the avalanche of information flowing down at us on a daily basis. Another is how to properly assess the risks...

Can We Become More Resilient?

2 Jul 2021

We’ve all been through a lot this past year. We have witnessed some of the largest social justice protests in history. Many have lost their jobs and even friends and family members to this global...

Does Vitamin D Protect Against COVID? Seems Not

25 Jun 2021

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

Sometimes You Want Immunity Suppressed

25 Jun 2021

“Boosting immunity” is a hot topic these days. That’s understandable since it is our immune system that protects us from invaders such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But boosting the immune system is a...

Are “forever” chemicals in cosmetics dangerous?

18 Jun 2021

Many cosmetics come with promises to make us look “forever young.” But there are some suggestions that many contain “forever” chemicals that may actually interfere with our efforts to prevent aging...

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