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#UK Gov: First generation of vaccines is likely to be imperfect

Coronavirus, England, Europe, Health, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Wales

The UK Government’s Vaccine Taskforce: strategy for protecting the UK and the world

The Vaccine Taskforce aims to ensure that the UK population has access to vaccines as soon as possible, while working with partners to support equitable access for populations worldwide, whether rich or poor.

However, we do not know that we will ever have a vaccine at all. It is important to guard against complacency and over-optimism. The first generation of vaccines is likely to be imperfect, and we should be prepared that they might not prevent infection but rather reduce symptoms, and, even then, might not work for everyone or for long.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32175-9/fulltext

 

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