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Don’t Fall for the ‘VAERS Scare’ Tactic

18 Jun 2021

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System or VAERS is being misused by anti-vaxxers to terrify the public. It’s a shame because VAERS plays a vital role in detecting important but rare reactions...

Halitosis: How It Happens and How to Help

30 Apr 2021

Halitosis or chronic bad breath is very common, affecting up to 50% of the general population. Unlike onion or morning breath, halitosis is a condition that persists and is not remedied by breath...

What Is the Optimal Length for a Quarantine?

24 Dec 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Testing for COVID-19

16 Apr 2020

Until there is an effective treatment or vaccine, the best strategy to win the war against COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is to stop its spread through the population. This requires extensive tracking of...

The COVID Science Express: A Vanished Sense of Smell, Viral Origins, and Vaccines

27 Mar 2020

A weekly explanation of the emerging science behind COVID-19 and its infectious agent, SARS-CoV-2. Loss of smell and taste could be a symptom of COVID-19 but not a very specific one

Composers’ deaths left many questions unanswered

20 Mar 2017

Both Beethoven and Mozart were spectacular talents whose music will live forever. That’s a fact. But when it comes to the composers’ deaths, facts give way to theories, some reasonable, some...

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