Vaccine: Shot of Reality By: Uri Estrin - November 18, 2020 09:51am EST

Assuming the vaccine is as protective as best case scenario, there remain more hurdles; never before deployed mRNA based vaccines that require extremely cold storage temperatures, people skittish about something like a new vaccine to start with, and it is going to take a long time to roll out and get enough uptake to get any sort of herd immunity, meaning mask mandates stay in place.

Pfizer’s trial had 43,000 participants and Moderna 30,000. These are very small numbers considering these vaccines could potentially be rolled out to billions of people. Pfizer’s trial had 43,000 participants and Moderna 30,000. These are very small numbers considering these vaccines could potentially be rolled out to billions of people.

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