COVID-19 Daily News: May 5

Why you need to keep your child’s vaccine schedule during COVID-19

"The current situation with the novel coronavirus shows us how scary the world can be when we have a disease that we can’t treat or prevent," says Dr. Ardon. "When we talk about childhood vaccines, the whole concept is that we have vaccines that can prevent serious illnesses that can be harmful and even fatal for our children, so we don’t want to lose that opportunity to stay on top of those things that we have control over right now."

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Possible neurological effects of COVID-19

Originally identified as a respiratory disease, some COVID-19 patients exhibit neurologic symptoms including stroke, loss of consciousness, headache, and even the loss of taste and smell. What's unknown is whether these are direct effects of the virus entering the nervous system, or consequences of the disease's effect on the body.

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Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.