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Can COVID-19 still win?

Vaccines will slow the disease, but experts predict virus will become like flu

A police officer receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai made by the Serum Institute of India: At least seven vaccines to prevent the virus have been approved for public or emergency use.    © Reuters

One year into a pandemic that has claimed more than 2 million lives and left most parts of the world shuttered, people around the globe are counting on effective COVID-19 vaccines to bring back normal life.

At least seven vaccines against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have won approval for public or emergency use in several countries, setting off a global race to protect people against the raging virus. About 200 more candidate inoculations are under development, according to the World Health Organization.

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