Vaccines that do a good job of not preventing disease and death

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"We Need To Get Real About How the Pandemic Will End:  Even more transmissible new variants means that more people will get infected or vaccinated, and that's how it will all end".  By Zeynep, Insight (5/28/21):

[A]s far as I can tell from vast amounts of trial and real life evidence, every single vaccine out there does a very very good job against preventing severe disease and death.

If what Zeynep says about "every single vaccine out there" is true, we are destined for some dire end times indeed.


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[Thanks to Annie Gottlieb]


  1. Cervantes said,

    May 29, 2021 @ 10:18 am

    This just seems to be a word processing error. She originally wrote "against," decided to replace it with "preventing," but failed to delete against. Copy editor overlooked it. Mistakes happen. That's all.

  2. Victor Mair said,

    May 29, 2021 @ 10:47 am

    It's her own blog.

  3. Cervantes said,

    May 29, 2021 @ 12:51 pm

    All the more then, no copy editor. Bloggers make mistakes like that all the time.

  4. Victor Mair said,

    May 29, 2021 @ 1:03 pm


  5. John Swindle said,

    May 29, 2021 @ 11:39 pm

    Do a good job when measured against the criterion of preventing….

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