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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?”...

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...

Giving “Worried Sick” a Whole New Meaning

9 Apr 2021

Everybody experiences stress differently, from the circumstances that cause it, to the ways that we cope with it. What doesn’t differ is that we all experience it, one way or another. There are a...

Boost Your Knowledge about Boosting Your Immune System

6 Jan 2021

“Reinforce and Boost Your Immune System” promised the ad splashed across two pages of a local newspaper. There were products galore! Mushroom extracts, probiotics, collagen supplements, exotic oils...

A COVID-19 Vaccine - Betting on the Hare or the Tortoise?

9 Sep 2020

The race is on! Pharmaceutical companies and assorted academic researchers around the world are engaged in the quest for the current version of the Holy Grail, a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2...

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...

Smoking, Vitamin D, and COVID-19

20 May 2020

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

Nothing About COVID-19 is Simple 

22 Apr 2020

Whatever the end result may be, the attack starts with the virus invading cells in the lining of the nose and throat. Here the virus can latch on to a protein known as “angiotensin converting...

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