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Vaccine Hesitancy and the Covid Pandemic

When COVID hit in the winter of 2020, hospitals were overflowing with the sick and dying. Public health experts worried that we’d be isolating for years because, although vaccines were possible, none had ever been developed in fewer than four years. Yet, within weeks of the identification of the virus’s genetic structure, two companies had settled on the basic frameworks for mRNA vaccines, which were then developed on an accelerated timeline.  Just as remarkable, after six months of testing, we were told they were over 90 percent effective against COVID.

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