Hi I’m Dr David Liu,
I’m here to speak to you about the coronavirus vaccine.
Getting vaccinated protects both you and others. While the vaccines don’t protect against getting infected or a mild case, they do protect about serious cases and death. This protection is important for people who aren’t vaccinated, and for getting the pandemic under control. Although it may be that we never completely eradicate the virus, we can hopefully reduce it to the level of the flu or a common cold, depending on the combination of people who were infected and people who get vaccinated.
SARS-CoV-2, or the novel coronavirus, causes the disease COVID-19. This disease has caused over 400,000 deaths in the US as of February 2021, and infected 27.4 million people. Worldwide, more than 2.3 million people have died, and 107 million have been infected.
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