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Letter: Why is caution still required after vaccination

Jana Esch asks:
If masks and social distancing are required after the vaccination, then what exactly is the vaccination for, if not for the protection from the virus?
Getting vaccinated is just one more tool you have to protect yourself. The currently available vaccines take some time to start working, and the amount of protection grows the more other people have been vaccinated too, which will take time.

Shoes and socks can be protections from the cold, but sometimes, when it's very cold, you might also put on an extra shirt, or a coat, or even a scarf and gloves. Even those could fail if it's too cold outside, or other people insist on leaving the door open.

Eventually, vaccinations will probably be enough on their own. In the meantime, you can keep yourself safer by using more than one method to protect yourself.




This story was posted on 2021-02-06 14:21:42
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