Scientists Are Optimistic That the Vaccine Will Partially Prevent Infection

The data are still out, but scientists say those who are immunized will likely shed less virus than those who aren’t

Dana G Smith
Elemental

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The vaccines are here, they’re safe, and they’re extremely effective at preventing both mild and severe cases of Covid-19. But whether a…

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Dana G Smith
Elemental

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental