Scientists have been trying to find a vaccine for the widespread virus called COVID-19. After 1 and a half years, scientists have created a COVID-19 vaccine. So, the COVID-19 vaccine kills, COVID-19. I’m sure you know what COVID is, but if you have been living under a rock, it’s the widespread virus that started in China and spread to other states and countries. It’s also the reason we are in quarantine. Around the world, people have been dying from COVID and the deaths are more than ww1 and ww2 combined. If you didn’t know, that’s a lot. Some people don’t quarantine, causing them to get sick from the virus. Also, others don’t care about the rules, and will sometimes refuse to wear masks. Some won’t even take the COVID-19 vaccine because they think it’s dangerous.
Recently elected president Joe Biden, is starting to mass produce the COVID-19 vaccine and get it out to more people. I think this is a really good idea because more things would be opened and they would get opened faster. But, it’s not enough. A lot of people are still dying because of COVID-19, and it’s getting worse.
There are four types of the COVID-19 vaccine. They are: whole virus, protein subunit, viral vector and nucleic acid (RNA and DNA).The whole virus vaccine cures the virus by making your body’s genes act immune to it. So, if you have COVID-19, then i don’t think that this vaccine would help you because you already have the virus. The protein subunit vaccines use proteins to help the virus be cured. They contain certain proteins that can be found outside of something called the pathogen. The vector (not the virus that causes COVID-19, but a separate, harmless virus) can invade a cell in our body and use the cell’s machinery to create a harmless piece of the virus that causes COVID-19. And the nucleic acid vaccine takes genetic material from a disease-causing virus or bacterium (a pathogen) is used in nucleic acid vaccines to induce an immune response against it.
Also, things have been starting to open and areas are clearing out COVID-19. Some places have restaurants,stores,museums,theme parks,movie theaters, and ect. Other places have almost completely got rid of the virus. Things are starting to clear up and also become more stable. I’m not sure if any areas are in the green tier, but they are still opening up things and it’s all getting better and back to normal. Kids could also be going back to school soon as well, with schools close to Santa Clara county opening and back in full swing, and some other small schools in Santa Clara county opening up, other big schools are sure to open up as well.
Other cities and countries around the world aren’t even close to being open yet. Some don’t even have the vaccine being produced and others don’t have it out publicly. Their conditions aren’t as bad as America’s, but they should still have the vaccine being spread out publicly for use. It’s important to get the world rid of COVID-19. Some places don’t have the funding, and that’s a problem. I’m sure they will get the vaccine from 3rd parties, but if not someone should do something about it.
So, that sums up a lot of the information about the COVID-19 vaccine, its effects, and our hope for the future. The virus might still be around for a while, but it will be controlled, things will calm down, and people won’t have to worry about it anymore.