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Stay Focused: We’re This Close to Ending the Pandemic

Reflections from a virologist

Health care workers get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on December 16, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

There’s been a lot of discussion about how to communicate uncertainty about vaccines and transmission, guidance for vaccinated people, how to increase vaccine demand and address hesitancy, and what vaccines mean for the “end” of the pandemic. Here are my thoughts. I call it “the well.”

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Angie Rasmussen

Angie Rasmussen

I’m a virologist and affiliate of the Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security. I study the host response to emerging virus infection.

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