The Double Helix, Summer 2020

Summer 2020 issue of quarterly NFID eNewsletter covering:

  • COVID-19
  • Racism and Public Health
  • Virtual Education
  • Partner News
  • Moreā€¦

Message from Headquarters

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all. Not only is the virus itself responsible for illness and death on a large scale, but in nearly every community throughout the US, routine care has been delayed and rates of recommended childhood, adolescent, and adult vaccines have declined. If this problem is not addressed rapidly, we could see a triple threat this fall as COVID-19 and influenza (flu) may be circulating simultaneously, amidst possible outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Indeed, these are challenging times, but the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), along with many partners, is addressing these issues head-on through the dissemination of timely and accurate informationā€¦