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Can the Flu Vaccine Also Help With COVID-19?

1 Oct 2021

Bonus features on a DVD or Blu-ray disc (remember those?) are nice, but we don’t expect them from vaccines. As the novel coronavirus hurtled through communities in 2020 and no specific vaccine was...

How to Help Protect the Under-12 Crowd

3 Sep 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

The Statistics Behind “Breakthrough” Infections

27 Aug 2021

Recently we have seen a rash of headlines along the lines of “75% of infected people were fully vaccinated” atop stories describing a “super-spreader” event in Massachusetts. While that statistic...

The Strange Case of Dr. Cahill and Ms. Hyde

13 Aug 2021

“If you’re under, like, 70 or 65 and you’ve no underlying conditions, this is all a hoax.” You’d be forgiven for thinking that this wild assertion about a pandemic that has killed over 4.3 million...

Do vaccine incentives actually work?

6 Aug 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette...

What We Know About Kids and Masks

23 Jul 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette

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?”...

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...

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