Despite Virus Concerns, Some Philly Catholics Still Receiving Communion on the Tongue

Social distancing guidelines are being adopted across much of the globe, but some religious organizations are drawing criticism for not doing their part to slow the spread of the coronavirus. PISC Past Trainee, Aimee Palumbo, PhD, reacted to the current practices of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. “What I see is a bunch of vulnerable people potentially getting exposed,” said Aimee Palumbo, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Temple University. “If the priest gets the virus from one person on his hands, he’s potentially transmitting it to every person in line behind them, even if they only receive the wafer in their hands."

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