Yes, you could get COVID after vaccination. Yes, a variant is gaining ground. But the science is clear: The vaccines are very safe, very effective, and they’re our way out of this.
More cases mean more opportunities for the novel coronavirus to mutate. And the more the pathogen mutates, the greater the chance it will evolve into an even deadlier variant.
The numbers are more complicated than they seem.
Some experts say the pandemic could grind to a halt in the U.S. in two months. But that an earlier-than-predicted end to more than a year of suffering hinges on three assumptions.
When European governments blocked the AstraZeneca vaccine on the basis of a logical fallacy, they sent a misleading message to skittish people worldwide that the shot is unsafe.
Bill Nelson’s nomination “kind of boggles the mind,” said one former NASA adviser.
The U.K. variant is surging—just as kids pack beaches and clubs after a year of lockdown.
Vaccines are bringing down cases and deaths. So why are some scientists still so worried?
Take whatever shot you can get, but when it comes to the newest, allegedly second-class vaccine, ignore the haters—seriously.
Instead of prioritizing overlooked communities, some states are funneling the new one-dose vaccine into the same kind of mass-vaccination sites that have proven so inaccessible.