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Why should/shouldn't one fear the long-term health effects of the Covid vaccines?
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This general-audience article from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia gives a good overview of reasons to believe that long-term side effects are unlikely. To summarize its two main points: ...

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Will the COVID-19 vaccine grant immunity to other coronaviruses?
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An article on Medium had a Q&A with various medical and public policy experts about the vaccine and its rollout. One of the questions was exactly what you asked. The answer is basically "...

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Are there known outdoor super spreader events for COVID-19? Are there *any* known outdoor infections at all?
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There are known instances of outdoor transmission, and even some fairly large spread, but every study I've been able to find that attempted to differentiate between indoor and outdoor transmission ...

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How contagious is Covid-19 - in laypersons terms?
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The closest thing I have found to this is a tool called the COVID-19 Airborne Transmission Estimator. It is basically a spreadsheet on which you can tweak various parameters and get an estimate of ...

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Is the number of deaths (1,913) amongst people who received a COVID-19 vaccine higher than amongst people who didn't receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
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Based on provisional data, yes, the death rate among vaccine recipients is much lower than that of non-recipients. But this kind of raw comparison leaves out important details, as I'll mention at the ...

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Why wouldn't the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines be equally effective?
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As Fizz noted in a comment, from what we know about the vaccines, the Novavax and Janssen vaccines make slightly different modifications to the spike protein than the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. In ...

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