A Paralyzing Childhood Disease Is Set to Surge This Summer, but Coronavirus Precautions Could Stop It
Outbreaks of an infectious, polio-like disease have popped up every other summer in the U.S. since 2012. This year, the viral illness would have been expected to surge yet again — but the widespread measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus may also prevent large spikes of the paralyzing condition it can cause, known as acute flaccid myelitis.
Coronavirus is disrupting many aspects of life, but it may also be disrupting other diseases. Here Ed Cara digs into the details of AFM for Gizmodo.