Immunology

COVID-19: Myths And Reality About Weather And Seasonality

You've probably gotten a summer cold, perhaps even the flu, even though the weather is warm. SARS-CoV-2, the 2019 form of coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic, is in the same family as the common cold, so it is correct that heat will kill it, ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2020 - 11:21am

Yaws: Infectious Disease Of 2000 BC

Yaws is a childhood disease causing highly infectious skin lesions. It is spread by touch and, in advanced cases, can leave sufferers with severe bone disfigurement. While it is easily curable in its early stages today, and is almost eradicated, the bone d ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 22 2020 - 4:52pm

Pandemic Work Bubbles Can Help Businesses Reopen

Businesses would like to return to business as usual and government officials reliant on taxes desperately need a return to normal. The people arguing lockdowns need to occur indefinitely live on Twitter. How can it be done safely? The example of Bombardie ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 30 2020 - 7:42pm

Masks Significantly Reduce Spread Of COVID-19- Are Laws Needed?

A study using Ontario's 34 Public Health Units over the course of two months found that wearing a mask can have a significant impact on the spread of COVID-19. No argument there, anyone would be worried if their surgeon showed up in the operating room ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 8 2020 - 1:48pm

We Don't Need Social Authoritarian Laws To Prevent Coronavirus Spread, We Need Empathy

A new study finds that people are more motivated to use face masks and keep our distance not because experts or government bureaucrats say we should, but because we have empathy for vulnerable people. In two surveys in the United States, the United Kingdo ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 14 2020 - 2:37pm