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Early evidence suggests the SARS-CoV-2 virus may cause diabetes

Early evidence suggests the SARS-CoV-2 virus may cause diabetes

It’s well-established that patients with pre-existing diabetes have a much greater risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes and death. A new line of research, however, is investigating the question “Can SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes COVID-19) actually trigger the onset of...

Have we reached herd immunity?

Have we reached herd immunity?

Quick summary: Many claim it is safe to end the lockdowns because COVID-19 has run its course through our populations. Unfortunately, this is not true, and we must still contend with this public health emergency in sensible ways to limit its spread. In the last month...

The WHO’s confusing messaging about asymptomatic transmission

The WHO’s confusing messaging about asymptomatic transmission

After claiming on Monday that asymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is “very rare”, World Health Organization Scientist Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove has clarified her meaning: It was certain that asymptomatic infection happened, she said, but how often was still one of...

Recognizing an outstanding contribution

Recognizing an outstanding contribution

The Naturopathic Alliance is indebted to the volunteer service of Kevin D. Clarke of Vancouver, B.C. for our upgraded website. When asked for some advice on hosting options for an upgraded website, Kevin volunteered to help with the migration and development of the...

The SARS-CoV-19 Dispersion Factor

The SARS-CoV-19 Dispersion Factor

Medical photo created by kjpargeter - www.freepik.com By now, almost everyone has heard the term “reproduction number” or “R”, the average number of new infections caused by one infected person. This value is being closely watched around the world as it is used to...

COVID-19 prevention

COVID-19 prevention

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels The information and understanding of COVID-19 changes rapidly. Integrative measures have gained significant interest from the public, but it is important to acknowledge that no supplement or medications have been validated in human...

COVID-19 and Native Communities in U.S.

COVID-19 and Native Communities in U.S.

Throughout the Covid19 crisis, we have been reminded of the Spanish flu that happened a century ago. History has sadly repeated itself for Native Americans in the US;  the 1918 flu was 4 times more deadly within the tribes, and the current pandemic has been...

Study: COVID-19 misinformation

Study: COVID-19 misinformation

According to research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, there is an alarming amount of misleading and harmful information being shared on Twitter with regards to the SARS-CoV-2 virus: "Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus...

Know COVID-19 risks so you can avoid them

Know COVID-19 risks so you can avoid them

This article was written by Erin Bromage, a comparative immunologist and biology professor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. It is in response to a post written in late April, 2020 on Quillette.com by Jonathan Kay. Bromage reviews modes of SARS-CoV-2...

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