Can Vitamin Supplements Prevent Infection? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, we are receiving a number of questions from the public.

Can Vitamin Supplements Prevent Infection? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

BOSTON (CBS) – As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, we are receiving a number of questions from the public. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of the questions sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

I am a recovering cancer patient. Would cancer be considered an underlying condition? – Harry, Hingham

It depends on the type of cancer and where you are in your recovery. But in general, people with cancer are often treated with medications that can weaken their immune system, putting them at greater risk for infection, including the coronavirus. So I would be particularly careful about socially distancing and washing your hands. And I wish you all the best in your recovery.

Since the coronavirus attacks weakened immune, why isn’t anybody addressing how to build up a person’s immune system? Such as making sure that your Vitamin D is okay or adding more Vitamin C to your diet? – Robert

While social distancing and hand washing is the best way to combat the virus in the moment, we should always try to boost our immune systems, even outside of a pandemic by exercising, getting good sleep, and eating a balanced diet, and checking in with your doctor regularly to look for conditions like Vitamin D deficiency. There is no evidence that Vitamin C supplements will prevent coronavirus infection.

I ordered denim masks from a company in Chelsea. Since Chelsea is a hot spot for COVID-19 is it safe to use them? I was planning to wash them in hot water. – Gail, Instagram

Chelsea is definitely a hot spot, and hopefully, the people making the masks wore masks themselves and used clean hands while working on them. If they’re being mailed to you, it’s unlikely that the virus would survive the shipping process on cloth. That said, I would throw them in the washing machine before use.

Is there a general antiviral skin cream that would be effective against coronavirus? – Stephen, Facebook

There are some antiviral creams that treat viral infections on the skin, like cold sores.  But with coronavirus, the virus doesn’t actually infect the skin.  It just contaminates it, so you just want to get it off your skin before you accidentally infect yourself by touching your face.  That can be done with soap and water or hand sanitizers.

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Stephon Gilmore, James White Provide More Looks At Patriots’ New Jerseys

Stephon Gilmore and James White, quarantined at home like most of America, shared some photos of the new Patriots jerseys on their Instagram pages on Monday.

Stephon Gilmore, James White Provide More Looks At Patriots’ New Jerseys

BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots officially unveiled their new jerseys for the 2020 season on Monday morning. Now we’re getting a glimpse of what they look like on actual Patriots players.

Stephon Gilmore and James White, quarantined at home like most of America, shared some photos on their Instagram pages on Monday.

The picture from Gilmore (in an absolutely gorgeous dining room) shows off the complete look, from the jersey, to the pants, to the socks.

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White’s picture was a bit more casual, and a couple of dogs worked to obscure some of the lower-body details of the new get-up.

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The Patriots also released some more jersey-centric content on Instagram. With the “new” home jerseys being nearly identical to the Color Rush jerseys from the past four seasons, it wasn’t difficult for the team to show those in action.

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Look good, play good.

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The road white jerseys only exist in picture form for now, but the team shared detailed looks of those.

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Neat, navy, New England.

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It’s the first uniform change for the Patriots in 20 years, and with Tom Brady leaving the team in free agency, the timing seems to be appropriate.

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