Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help : The NPR Politics Podcast The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress that a widely-available vaccine probably won't be available until well into 2021. But he did say that masks are perhaps even more useful in preventing the spread. That will prove especially true if people are reluctant to take the vaccine.

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Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help

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Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help

Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help

Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help

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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress that a widely-available vaccine probably won't be available until well into 2021. But he did say that masks are perhaps even more useful in preventing the spread. That will prove especially true if people are reluctant to take the vaccine.

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