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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...

(July 2, 2020) COVID and More: Conversations with the McGill OSS

2 Jul 2020

The McGill Office for Science and Society returned with another “COVID and More" this week. Some of the topics discussed included vaccine progress and sentiment, the sensitivity and specificity of...

The Magical Ring That Was Claimed to Predict COVID-19

26 Jun 2020

As the NBA resumes its basketball season in Florida, sports journalists are pointing out that players will have the option to wear a $300 ring fitted with the latest technology to act as an early...

There is More to Microbes than Viruses

23 Jun 2020

We have been inundated with discussions of viruses but there are other types of microbes out there as well. Fungi, algae, protozoa and of course, bacteria. The latter are not only out there, but...

(June 11) COVID and More: Conversations with the McGill Office for Science and Society

15 Jun 2020

The whole definition of “the restaurant” has been redefined in this pandemic. What do restaurants look like in a COVID world? Is the restaurant "experience" a thing of the past? Montreal vs NY...

Going Batty About Coronavirus

10 Jun 2020

The origin of COVID-19 (SARS-Cov2) has been the subject of intense academic discussion. Unfortunately, some theories would make for an intriguing Hollywood production but are based more on rumour...

(June 4, 2020) "COVID-19 and More: Conversations with the McGill Office for Science and Society"

5 Jun 2020

As services start to reopen in Canada and the US, Israel is about 2.5 - 3 weeks ahead. So how’s it looking? Dr. David Zlotnick, Medical Director of the TEREM Urgent Care Clinics in Israel, joins...


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