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Why Some People Choose Not to Wear a Mask

3 Sep 2020

Most people wear a mask as part of their pandemic-altered routine. That’s 83% of Canadians and 67% of Americans by recent estimates. But there is a minority of people who don’t, and their voices...

Zinc Supplements and COVID-19

3 Sep 2020

As a young physician, in 1968, Dr. Ritchie was part of a group that demonstrated the benefits of vitamin E supplementation in preventing anemia in formula-fed premature babies. After that, he does...

Patently False: The Disinformation Over Coronavirus Patents

28 Aug 2020

Since the pandemic started, some public figures with a pronounced distrust of authority have gone on a patent hunt. We have seen Mike Adams, the Plandemic conspiracy film, and a recent French video...

Planting a Toxic Oleander Seed

19 Aug 2020

The oleander plant with its pretty flowers adorns many a garden. But now, thanks to a conversation between millionaire Mike Lindell, CEO of the “MyPillow, Inc.,” and President Trump, the seed of an...

A Virus for Every Season

24 Jul 2020

We have all heard the claim, passed down the generations, that you catch a cold by being exposed to cold weather. That’s what I used to believe when I was younger. Then I graduated to the...

What Makes a Good Mask? Let's Uncover the Facts

15 Jul 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Placebos Used in Vaccine Trials Do Not Please Everyone

3 Jul 2020

Against what does a vaccine need to be tested in the context of a clinical trial? The answer that pops immediately to mind is “a placebo.” In the medical sciences, things get compared to placebos...

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