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The great unknown: do Covid vaccines stop you spreading the virus? | Australia news

As Australia joins the worldwide Covid-19 vaccine rollout, researchers keep emphasising that while we know the various vaccines in use are strong at preventing hospitalisation and severe disease, it’s less clear how well they stop the virus spreading to other people. While the term ‘Covid-19’ is often used interchangeably to describe both the virus and the disease, it is important to understand the distinction between the two.The virus is Sars-CoV-2, while the disease that can cause symptoms such as coughing and fever is Covid-19. We know vaccinated people are protected...
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First Covax coronavirus vaccines delivered to Ghanaian capital | Society

Covax has delivered its first Covid-19 doses in a milestone for the ambitious programme that seeks to offset “vaccine nationalism” by wealthy countries and ensure poor ones do not wait years to start inoculating people. An aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine landed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Wednesday, where jabs will be administered to frontline health workers on Tuesday. Vaccine doses will arrive on Friday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and will be given from Monday. Covax aims to distribute enough vaccines over the next six...
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