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What the COVID-19 vaccines actually do

T’S A RARE GLIMMER OF HOPE IN A BRUTAL AND battering pandemic year: in November, both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech reported that their much anticipated COVID-19 vaccines are around 95% effective in protecting people against getting sick with the disease. Both companies have requested authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start distributing their vaccines, and the

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