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How to explain vaccines to people who are resistant to them
Here is an attempt to write something that might convince people who resist getting vaccinated (“Vaccine hesitation vs. vaccination refusal: Nursing home staff say there is a difference,” Feb. 9 ).
Your body’s immune system has produced antibodies that will kill a few thousand types of germs and viruses. Since you are alive, the chances are quite high that you will survive its production. Here is how the system works. The vaccine contains cells which are a harmless model of the germ or virus that looks like the one it prepares your body to fight off when it invades your…
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