Experts explain the safety, evidence and clinical trials
Vaccination rates not increasing fast enough to control the virus
Many people know the story of Edward Jenner’s discovery of vaccination against smallpox. but far fewer have heard of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
They mean the system to report side effects is working
When State Rep. Bill Kidd, from the Kansas City suburbs, revealed that he has been infected by the coronavirus, he wrote: “No, we didn’t get the vaccine . . . We’re Republicans”
COVID-19 vaccine trains your immune system to fight SARS-CoV-2.
COVID-19 vaccines generate both antibody and T cell responses – and these responses are much stronger and more consistent than immunity after natural infection.
One way to imagine the risk is as a rain of differently sized ball bearings falling from the sky . . .
Across Washington about 4.3 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Immunity after infection is unpredictable while vaccination leads to reliable protection
The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by July 4.
Colonial America was divided over smallpox inoculation, but he championed science to skeptics
“You take care of physically very vulnerable people and you need to protect them. I’m always surprised that there’s a contingent in health care that don’t want to get vaccinated.”
In King County, 70% of residents age 16 and older are fully vaccinated.
Hospitalization rate for unvaccinated people ages 45-64 was about 21 times higher than the rate for fully vaccinated people of the same age.