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

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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