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The Coronavirus Vaccine May Not Work on the Elderly

For those over 65, the pandemic is unlikely to end when the first vaccines arrive

A photo of a nurse holding up a syringe with an elderly woman sitting in a hospital bed in the background.
Photo: Prakasit Khuansuwan/EyeEm/Getty Images

Last Friday, President Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden and announced “Operation Warp Speed,” a plan to deliver a vaccine for the coronavirus by the end of the year. At the president’s side was Moncef Slaoui, who had recently…

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Brendan Borrell

Brendan Borrell

Journalist based in Los Angeles. Working on a book about the coronavirus vaccine race. www.brendanborrell.com

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