"The mRNA vaccine provides instructions to your body on how to build the response to the virus. If a traditional vaccine shows you a car, and you get to figure out how to build the car by seeing it, the mRNA vaccine is like providing the actual blueprints and factory to build it."
"Tom Freiden, former director of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), makes an analogy: "an mRNA vaccine is like an email sent to the immune system that shows what the virus is like and gives instructions to kill it and then , like a Snapchat message, disappears. ""
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