COVID-19 and fake news

Last month, Nature published an article by Timothy Caulfield on the impact of fake news during this pandemic crisis. Facebook groups are full of conspiracy theories on the origin of the virus and absurd cures for the COVID-19. Among them, we read that the virus was created in the lab, it is caused by 5GContinue reading “COVID-19 and fake news”

Pregnancy and COVID-19

In this last month we are hearing a lot about COVID-19 and how it causes a severe respiratory syndrome (that is why the virus’ name is SARS-COV-2). However, very little is said about what happen to pregnant women who are affected with the virus. Since I have a couple of friends who are pregnant andContinue reading “Pregnancy and COVID-19”

How to make the best out of quarantine

Today is the 13th day of quarantine here in Italy. Now, also in the rest of Europe, USA and Canada schools and universities are closed (lectures continue online), lots of people are working from home and self-isolating from the rest of the population. This is not a good time. It is difficult to everybody toContinue reading “How to make the best out of quarantine”