June 6, 2021

We’ll Probably Need Booster Shots for Covid-19. But When? And Which Ones?

By Carl Zimmer

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Scientists are asking a lot of questions about Covid-19 booster shots, but they don’t yet have many answers. Here’s what they know so far.

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  1. We’ll Probably Need Booster Shots for Covid-19. But When? And Which Ones?
  2. Scientists have a lot of questions about Covid-19 booster shots, but few answers. Here’s what they know so far.
  3. Scientists have a lot of questions about Covid-19 booster shots but few answers. Here’s what they know so far.

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  Dr. Hensley says it’s wise to prepare for the possibility that boosters will be needed. But he hoped that they didn’t become a distraction from the pressing need to get first doses to billions of people across the world.
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  “If more people get protected right away, then the virus will have fewer hosts to infect and less opportunity to evolve into new variants,” he said.
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- “I want to see these viruses distributed globally, because I want to protect people across the world,” Dr. Hensley added. “But even if you only care about yourself, you should get behind this effort as well, because that is the only way that you’re going to end the pandemic and limit the ability of variants to arise.”
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+ “I want to see these vaccines distributed globally, because I want to protect people across the world,” Dr. Hensley added. “But even if you only care about yourself, you should get behind this effort as well, because that is the only way that you’re going to end the pandemic and limit the ability of variants to arise.”

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  • We’ll Probably Need Booster Shots for Covid-19. But When? And Which Ones?
  • Scientists have a lot of questions about Covid-19 booster shots, but few answers. Here’s what they know so far.
  • Scientists have a lot of questions about Covid-19 booster shots but few answers. Here’s what they know so far.

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  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
  • Disease Rates
  • Immune System
  • Research
  • Vaccination and Immunization
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  • your-feed-science