Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday Stories: Is Canada a Country, The Gaslighting of Science, And A Non-COVID Piece From Me


Lauren Dobson-Hughes, in The Line, reflecting on Canada's responses to COVID wonders if we are actually a country?

Zeynep, in Insight, on the gaslighting of science.

And in non-COVID writing, here's my latest in Medscape How Dare There Be Effective Drugs for Obesity? which covers the bizarrely negative reaction that effective drugs for obesity face from the medical community and society as a whole



Saturday, April 10, 2021

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Saturday Stories: Vaccines For Longhaulers, EMT Reflections, And Societal Reopening


Akiko Iwasaki, in Medium, on how vaccination might help COVID longhaulers.

Jennifer Murphy, in The New York Times, reflects on her experiences as a NYC EMT during the worst of their pandemic.

Jane Philpott and David Walker, in The Ottawa Citizen, discuss the equitable reopening of society.


Saturday, March 06, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday Stories: Which Vaccine Should You Get, And Summertime


Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, in The Guardian, discusses which vaccine you should get.

James Hamblin, in The Atlantic, on what summer might look like (in the US mind you, here in Canada, given our exceedingly slow pace of vaccination, this might not apply)



Saturday, February 13, 2021

Saturday Stories: No Herd Immunity Without Vaccines, Hygiene Theatre, And Sleepwalking Into Disaster


Michaeleen Doucleff, in NPR, explains how a small town in Brazil has tragically shown us that without vaccines, herd immunity is impossible.

Derek Thompson, in The Atlantic, on the waste of resources and the disinformation that is hygiene theatre

Brooks Fallis, in The Globe and Mail, on how Canada is sleepwalking into our next disastrous surge.

Photo by By Jesus Solana from Madrid, Spain - Black sheep . Do u also feel different? // la Oveja negra. Tambien te sientes diferente?, CC BY 2.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5050231



Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saturday Stories: Vaccines Alone Aren't Enough, Women And Vaccines, Why Every Country Should Be Aiming At #COVIDZero, J&J And Novavax


Angela Rasmussen, in Slate, on how we can't rely on vaccines alone to end this pandemic (this is especially true right now in Canada where our vaccination program is barely off the ground)

Alice Lu-Culligan and Akiko Iwasaki, in the New York Times, on the safety of COVID vaccines for women of all ages

Michael Baker and Martin McKee, in The Guardian, on the 16 reasons why every country should be aiming for #COVIDZero.

Derek Lowe, in Science and Translational Medicine, on the new vaccines on the block - Novavax and J&J


Saturday, January 09, 2021