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Don’t Lose Sight of the Fact That Covid Vaccines Are Working

Rising case counts and CDC bumbling shouldn’t obscure that the shots are keeping most vaccinated people from getting very sick, even in cases of breakthrough infection.

Nurse Liliana Ocampo administers the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine into the arm of Teresa Scottino, 75, on March 3 in Los Angeles.

Nurse Liliana Ocampo administers the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine into the arm of Teresa Scottino, 75, on March 3 in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Frederic J. Brown/AFP

 

There’s a simple public-health message worth repeating right now, especially with breakthrough infections rising: Get the shots—they work.