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Ginkgo Has Not Been Shown to Treat COVID-19

5 May 2021

There is a word more and more popular in science communication circles: pre-bunking. There is so much bunk out there—misinformation, lies and unwarranted hype—that it always feels like we are...

Our mix-and-match vaccination strategy

30 Apr 2021

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Do Curfews Work?

23 Apr 2021

I often recommend people set their mental compass to search for the scientific consensus on an issue. This is great in theory but this consensus is often an intangible idea. Where do you find it...

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...

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