Prof blames Purim for major virus outbreaks

A LEADING medic has blamed Purim celebrations as having been “almost certainly responsible for major outbreaks” of coronavirus in the Jewish community.

Professor Alan Silman also says that there is no sign of a medication being found as an effective treatment for anyone who has already caught the virus.

Prof Silman, who has worked in epidemiology and is professor of Musculoskeletal Health at Oxford University, said, however, that a vaccine developed in Oxford appears to be very safe.

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