Breakthrough cases won’t stop vaccines from ending the pandemic

August 28, 2021 • Kate Baggaley • Popular Science
person filling syringe with vaccine

The vaccines seem to be better at protecting the lungs than the upper respiratory tract. “Somebody can acquire the virus, it can multiply in somebody’s upper airway, they can transmit it to somebody else theoretically,” says Martin Blaser, director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University, “but their inner core, their lungs and other tissues, seem to be well-protected by the immunity given by the vaccine.”

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