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Could currently used vaccines protect against COVID-19?

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As a non-medical professional, I was intrigued when I heard that children up to 15 y.o. were less likely to be susceptible to covid 19, and wondered about the possibility of protection offered by one/some of the routine childhood vaccines. Then another statistic, that men were more susceptible, made me wonder whether women in pregnancy routinely provided with further vaccines are gaining some further protection. Finally in HSJ, a detailed survey of the first deaths of NHS workers found that 53 of the first 64 BAME covid deaths were born outside the UK, and the other 11 were unresolved. Whether these poor souls were from countries with less rigorous vaccination programmes, is unknown.

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12 JUN 2020

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