The battle against coronavirus is unlikely to end even after a vaccine comes as people will have to keep wearing masks and follow social distancing protocols, reported Hindustan Times (HT) quoting a top US vaccine developer.
Maria Elena Bottazzi, the associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has said in an interview that the vaccine will probably reduce but not completely eliminate the chance of an inoculated person contracting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), caused by Sars-Cov-2, said the report.
“The moment you get a vaccine doesn’t mean you’re going to put your mask in the trash, she said. That is not going to happen. I hope people don’t think that is going to be the magic solution for all,” she was quoting as saying in the report.
It all boils down to how effective these vaccines are going to be. Bottazzi said the first COVID-19 vaccines may reduce the disease but may not prevent infection. She said in the interview that she expects these vaccines are unlikely to be perfect, said the report.