Thursday’s letters: Nobel prize is front-page news

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Dr. Houghton’s work with hepatitis C has been finally recognized. A Nobel Prize recipient lives and works here. In fact, we should all be proud of the quality of research that is performed in our university and in our province, and continue to support it! It changes lives.

It is not too late; the Edmonton Journal should give Dr. Houghton a front-page headline, with a nice picture.

Daniel Garros, clinical professor of pediatrics, University of Alberta

Coverage of rare feat underwhelms

Edmonton has a problem, it is not recognized on the world stage for the accomplishments of its citizens and institutions. This deficiency is not helped by the Edmonton Journal in its coverage of a University of Alberta scientist, Michael Houghton, winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2020.

This is Canada’s 27th Nobel Prize in the history of its awards, and the University of Alberta’s first Nobel Prize. It is a significant event.  And the Edmonton Journal covers this event by an article on page 4 of the printed version and a one-day coverage five stories down on the website.

Instead the Journal touts stories about the son the owner of the Oilers attending draft meetings and stories asking if penis size is important.

Steven LePoole, Edmonton

Where did the 70-74-year-olds go?

Yikes Am I the only one? I read the Living in Edmonton section of the Vital Signs section of Tuesday’s paper and find to my astonishment that an age group has completely disappeared. This concerns me as I am one of those in the disappeared age group.

Where have all the people age 70 to 74 suddenly decamped to? When will they be back? Why didn’t they invite me?

I’m still here, apparently all by myself.

Janet Nichols, Edmonton

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