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What won't protect you from COVID-19

16 Apr 2021

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

The Right Chemistry: The Polio Vaccine

22 Mar 2021

Video of Dr Joe Schwarcz on the polio vaccine Dr. Joe Schwarcz takes a look at the polio vaccine. 

Ivermectin, Convalescent Plasma and Hydroxychloroquine: One Year of Rotten Apples

17 Mar 2021

It has been a little over a year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. Medical scientists quickly started testing a barrage of potential therapies...

March 4, 2021; "A Dose of Science" with guest Dr. Bruce Lennox

5 Mar 2021

Video of March 4, 2021; "A Dose of Science" with Dr. Bruce Lennox, Dean of the Faculty of Science at McGill

The Doctor Carl Sagan Warned Us About

8 Jan 2021

Predictions made by psychics and astrologers tend to quickly fade from memory because of how wrong they often turn out to be, but one prediction made by Carl Sagan, an astrophysicist and famous...

What Is the Optimal Length for a Quarantine?

24 Dec 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Tips for Better Thinking: We Will Lose Control

2 Dec 2020

Public health measures during a pandemic (like lockdowns and mask mandates) can make some people uneasy. One argument that seems to underlie this anxiety is “masks now, government surveillance via...

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