A public health expert urged people not to jump to conclusions about any links between COVID-19 and PFAS “forever chemicals” even though federal authorities are looking into whether newly available vaccines for the deadly virus are made less effective by the toxic chemicals in the bloodstream. Dr. Robert Laumbach, a professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health, said there’s no proven link between the virus and the chemicals despite studies that show the efficacy of some other vaccines is reduced by the presence of blood-borne PFAS. Scientists say almost everyone has the chemicals in their blood because of the widespread and persistent presence of the chemicals in water and soil. To read the full story.