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The Exaggerated Villainy of the Epstein-Barr Virus

16 Jul 2021

What causes a disease? We saw this important medical question get raised during the pandemic. Some people refused to accept that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was causing COVID-19 because it failed to...

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...

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...

Two Masks are Better Than One

18 Feb 2021

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

The Droning Preacher of Mitochondrial Ecstasy

4 Feb 2021

Sometimes a highly credentialed person steeped in the sciences has a misleading epiphany and makes a 90-degree course correction, building a large following of people who resonate with their new...

The Vaccine is Here But So Is The Fear

15 Dec 2020

No, we will not become genetic mutants when we finally get to roll up our sleeves and agree to be jabbed with a vaccine containing modified messenger RNA (mod-mRNA). That scare is making the rounds...

The Clown Prince of Wellness

19 Nov 2020

There is a man on the Internet known for satirizing wellness trends who was recently censored on YouTube for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories. JP Sears made a name for himself by gently...

How Long Does the COVID Virus Live on Surfaces?

16 Oct 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

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