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A COVID-19 vaccine won't eliminate the need for masks and public health measures, says expert

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that even an effective COVID-19 vaccine won’t be able to replace the need for other public health measures, including wearing a mask, washing hands and practising social distancing.

According to Fauci, the vaccine will not be 100% effective and taken by 100% of the population, thus leaving room for COVID-19 to spread. He added that there is good amount of data to suggest that aerosol transmission does occur. This means that the virus can stay in the air for a period of time, instead of falling to the ground in larger droplets. This is another reason for wearing a mask… (CNN, September 25, 2020)

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