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Covid-19: Vaccine candidate may be more than 90% effective, interim results indicate

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4347 (Published 09 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4347

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Re: Covid-19: Vaccine candidate may be more than 90% effective, interim results indicate

Dear Editor

According to Peter Hotez, quoted MedPage Today (5 November):

"Even as the first vaccines become more widely available they may be only partially protective to reduce severity of illness and won't stop transmission anyway...”

But at Downing Street briefing las night we were being exhorted that everyone needed to get the vaccine presumably to prevent transmission. What’s right?

https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/89512

Competing interests: AgeofAutism.com, an on-line daily journal, concerns itself with the potential environmental sources for the proliferation of autism, neurological impairment, immune dysfunction and chronic disease. I receive no payment as UK Editor

10 November 2020
John Stone
UK Editor
AgeofAutism.com
London N22