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Re: Types of COVID-19 vaccines

Advisor: Jack Chang, MD ·
Pfizer's and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines!

Types of COVID-19 vaccines

Advisor: Dr. Ray ·
Scientists around the world are developing many potential vaccines for COVID-19. These vaccines are all designed to teach the body’s immune system to safely recognize and block the virus that causes COVID-19. Several different types of potential vaccines for COVID-19 are in development, including: Inactivated or weakened virus vaccines , which use a form of the virus that has been inactivated or weakened so it doesn’t cause disease, but still generates an immune response. Protein-based...

When does a pandemic end?

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about the Coronavirus transmission rates and symptoms this virus brings. From March 11, 2020, to the current year of February 2022, Covid-19 is still classified as a pandemic. However, one question still remains in the air: When will this pandemic end? First, let us distinguish the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic. According to Oxford Languages, a pandemic is defined as “ (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world”...