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Critically Speaking

Dec 23, 2020

Today’s episode is devoted to answering some questions from listeners.  One question has to do with the relationship between environmental factors and risk for multiple sclerosis.  On top of this, because of the role of environmental factors in disease risk, we go on to discuss the relationship between environment and breast cancer.  Another listener, a recovered COVID19 patient, asked about his risks for getting COVID19 again.  So we discuss the growing evidence for re-infection.


 Key Takeaways:

  • Two environmental factors are associated with increased odds of developing MS: environment and previous infection by Epstein-Barr virus.  This association is statistical and not predictive, nor are the mechanisms by which risk is increased understood.
  • Cases of re-infection with COVID19 are beginning to surface.  The implications for the long term effectiveness of antibodies and vaccines are discussed.


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