Join ACSH directors of bio-sciences and chemistry Cameron English and Dr. Josh Bloom as they break down these stories:

Decades ago, a case report (relating the experience with a single patient) was published, which described how a person’s flu symptoms improved after a bowl of chicken soup, but then reappeared. The article was meant as a kind of parody of the

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is one of several historic breakthroughs in the four-decade battle against HIV/AIDS.

In March 2020, the iconoclastic French microbiologist Didier Raoult announced that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine had cured all 36 COVID-19 patients enrolled in his clinical trial.

During his State of the Union Address last week, President Biden announced a plan to make it easier for people to get access to the new antiviral drug Paxlovid.

Just under two years ago, Canadian biotech firm Medicago began developing a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine.

Are COVID vaccines responsible for creating the multiple variants that keep hitting the world? I get this question all the time in the comments section following ACSH articles about vaccines.

Do children under five years old need COVID-19 vaccines? Answering that question should be a simple matter of comparing the risk of infection to the risks and benefits of vaccination in this age group.




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