The Guardian takes a look at the promise of a vaccine to combat coronavirus and whether a vaccine will be sufficient to allow for something resembling normal life to return.
A vaccine may not be enough on its own, but it is necessary. It is the only proven way to reach “herd immunity” – when so many of the population (thought to be at least 60% for Covid-19) are immune to the virus that an infected person contacts very few non-immune people and, unable to find new hosts, the virus dies out. …
We will know before the year’s end whether some of the 11 vaccines now in large-scale trials actually work. The US-based firm Pfizer and its partners are among the farthest along the track, partly because their vaccine is made of mRNA that codes for a virus protein, which is quick to produce.
My disdain for the man has everything to do with the absence of civility, grace, humanity and decency he has shown as president. He’s an ugly man.
Yes, I know, his policy choices have far more impact on the nation and the world than his vile character. However, that misses an important point: The president ought to be given significant latitude to pursue the policies that won him the election. While I didn’t support many of them, Trump earned the right to advance them.
He disgraced the Office of the President of the United States more times than I can remember at this moment. One can hope he exits in roughly 10 weeks with some decorum. I won’t be holding my breath.
A man of no character won’t suddenly find it now.
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