What kind of protection can COVID-19 vaccines offer?

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    As countries around the world begin vaccinating against COVID-19, there are still things we don’t know about the kind of protection it offers. For example, will the vaccines stop people from passing on the disease? University Exeter’s Professor Nicole Johnston takes a look from London.

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