One year of vaccines: Many lives saved, many needlessly lost

“You have to be almost perfect almost all the time to beat this virus,” said Andrew Noymer, [an Associate] public health professor at the University of California, Irvine. “The vaccine alone is not causing the pandemic to crash back to Earth.” One of the great missed opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic is the shunning of vaccination by many Americans. … “I see the U.S. as being in camps,” Noymer said. “The vaccines have become a litmus test for trust in government.”