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A Vaccine Study in College Students Will Help Determine When it’s Safe to Take Masks Off

Updated: Apr 19


Lilly Immergluck, MD, FAAP

“All three authorized vaccines in the United States offer recipients robust protection against illness, particularly the worst cases. But how good are they at blocking transmission to other people?”


According to the Washington Post, a study now underway at the University of Colorado-Boulder could provide crucial knowledge about the ability of people with asymptomatic infections to spread the virus.


“This study is addressing the important issue about what does it mean to be vaccinated, as far as your risk for transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to people in your bubble of trust,” said Lilly Immergluck, a pediatric infectious-disease specialist at Morehouse School of Medicine.


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