Do the Covid-19 Vaccines Prevent Transmission of the Coronavirus?

Another day, another lesson in our really, really complicated immune system. We know now that vaccines are super-effective against Covid-19, which is phenomenal news, but scientists still aren’t sure how well they fare against the coronavirus itself. How is that possible, you say? In a new article for Elemental, I asked six scientists and physicians how the vaccines could protect against disease but not necessarily prevent infection or transmission of the virus.

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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental