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The Weekly: Vaccines, coronavirus and more

May 1, 2020

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Coronavirus as a Reminder of the Urgency of Getting Your Vaccines

Coronavirus as a Reminder of the Urgency of Getting Your Vaccines

MONDAY, April 21 (The New York Times)—While the new coronavirus, against which there is currently no vaccine, causes global economic chaos, illness and death, there are other serious infections that are too often ignored or dismissed. Experts say that, before the disruptions caused by Covid-19, most American parents were diligent about keeping their kids’ immunizations up-to-date, but too many others have rejected readily available, safe and effective vaccines that can protect their children against potentially life-threatening diseases.

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Foundation News

UV light should not be used to prevent or treat COVID-19

UV light should not be used to prevent or treat COVID-19

Despite recent speculation, there is no evidence that UV radiation has any impact on the virus. The Prevent Cancer Foundation cautions anyone considering using UV radiation to stop immediately and speak with a trained medical professional.

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