Sunday Story
Vaccine Talk
Writer: Aparna Sundaresan
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Bad news—the disease Covid-19 and the coronavirus that causes it haven’t gone anywhere. Good news—there are now vaccines available to help us defend against the virus and the illness. One of the Covid vaccines available in India is called Covishield, developed by Oxford University in the UK and European pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. But how does it work? So, we know that Covid-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. The surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has several proteins which allow the virus to enter our cells and cause infection. These proteins are laid out as spikes on the virus’ surface and are called spike proteins....
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