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Letter to the Editor: Questions on second COVID shot


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 12:35pm

Snohomish County Health Officer Chris Spitters’ comments in KING 5 interview about COVID vac-

cinations in Snohomish County were disturbing and disheartening.

Spitters said that “the estimated short-term benefit of a single dose is about 90% efficacy” and that “I realize it’s frustrating but I don’t think it’s dangerous what’s going on with these challenges (of getting the second vaccine to people).”

What could he possibly be basing these assertions on?

The FDA has stated that, “Those participants who did not receive two vaccine doses at the four-week interval (Moderna)...

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