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A coronavirus vaccine won’t change the world right away

The Washington Post, Aug. 2, 2020

August 2, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine won’t change the world right away

Governments and companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up the vaccine supply now, but even so, it won’t be possible to vaccinate everyone in the first week or even the first month after the first vaccine becomes available. The world will become safer, bit by bit, not all at once. “The vaccine is going to be a rollout, not a thunderclap,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine.