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Q: Since there are multiple vaccines in trials, what happens if you get a vaccine, but a more effective one comes out later? Can you take more than one Covid-19 vaccine?
A: It’s too early to say for sure with Covid-19 vaccines, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.
“But that’s certainly plausible,” Collins said. “Look at where we are with shingles right now, where we had a vaccine that was pretty good, and then there was one that was a lot better, and everybody took both.”
WHAT’S IMPORTANT TODAY
Trump ignores science at indoor rally
The event in Nevada — his second rally in the state in as many days — not only risked the health of those present, thousands of whom were packed inside a manufacturing facility in defiance of the state’s ban on gatherings of 50 or more people. It also has the potential to turn into a super spreader event that could seed Covid-19 outbreaks in the wider community.
Wildfires could spike Covid-19 cases, medics warn
“Multiple studies have shown a correlation between higher levels of pollution in the air and greater spread and severity of Covid-19 cases,” said Dr. Brad Spellberg, chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. “Some studies have also shown that exposure of lung tissue to pollution may increase susceptibility to viral infections.”
One vaccine trial weighs diversifying, another resumes
Tourists are leaving Italy. Now catastrophe looms
For an all too brief moment, Italy’s summer offered a glimmer of hope. After emerging from one of the world’s harshest coronavirus lockdowns, the country dusted itself down in time to welcome visitors.
ON OUR RADAR
- Louis Vuitton is releasing a face shield with golden studs. Who says PPE can’t be stylish?
- New York Fashion Week returns, but not as you know it. The traditional runway format is being traded for socially distant and digital shows.
- Covid-19 has invaded nearly every aspect of our lives, so it should come as no surprise that it’s infiltrated our bedrooms, too — for better or worse.
- This year has given us yet another trick and one less treat. There will be no Peeps (the holiday-themed marshmallow treats) for Halloween or Christmas this year.
For many people, wearing a face covering daily — especially in the summertime — may have a frustrating side effect: Maskne.
“I have patients calling in despair saying ‘What is going on? I’ve never had a breakout before and now my face looks like a teenager’s!'” said dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe, clinical assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
“If we know a vaccine is 70 or 80 or 90% effective, it would be unethical to hold it back.” — Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed