If coronavirus vaccines can ward off not only symptoms but also the pathogen itself, it could hasten the world’s return to normality. Photo: AFP If coronavirus vaccines can ward off not only symptoms but also the pathogen itself, it could hasten the world’s return to normality. Photo: AFP
If coronavirus vaccines can ward off not only symptoms but also the pathogen itself, it could hasten the world’s return to normality. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus vaccines block disease, but do they protect people from getting infected?

  • If vaccines being rolled out around the world ward off not only symptoms but the virus itself, it could and hasten the return to normality
  • But the ‘big concern is that the vaccines prevent illness, hospitalisation and death, but won’t sufficiently prevent transmission’, expert says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
If coronavirus vaccines can ward off not only symptoms but also the pathogen itself, it could hasten the world’s return to normality. Photo: AFP If coronavirus vaccines can ward off not only symptoms but also the pathogen itself, it could hasten the world’s return to normality. Photo: AFP
If coronavirus vaccines can ward off not only symptoms but also the pathogen itself, it could hasten the world’s return to normality. Photo: AFP
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