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Science expert's thread breaks down COVID-19 vaccines in a way 5-year-olds could understand.

Science expert's thread breaks down COVID-19 vaccines in a way 5-year-olds could understand.

The year 2020 has been long and depressing, but news of multiple successful vaccines have boosted us with hope of a future where we can once again gather - even if its still months away.

Because of the growing problem of misinformation online there has been a lot of confusion around how the COVID-19 vaccines will work, and what exactly they'll mean for our ability to socialize (and the connected timeline).

In order to address some of the questions people have, Dr. Teagan Wall, a speaker and science communicator, decided to break the current vaccine down in an "explain it like I'm 5" style thread.

This is not a surprise. The fact that this, and how the vaccine works, has been communicated so poorly to the public, however, is a disgrace. Here's a quick "Explain it like I'm 5"
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— Teagan Wall, PhD (@TeagWall) December 4, 2020

The vaccines were ALL test for one thing: how well does this keep people from getting sick/dying of COVID-19. For the Pfizer and Moderna studies, this meant how well does it keep the person from having a positive test AND symptoms. 2/

— Teagan Wall, PhD (@TeagWall) December 4, 2020
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