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The Straits Times quoted Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), who noted that as more people are vaccinated around the world, a better understanding will emerge of whether the present vaccines are able to prevent or at least significantly minimise the risk of infections and transmissions, on top of preventing severe disease.
Prof Teo also noted that data about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines to protect against transmission would be much more mature in another one or two months. He expects that Singapore will review its existing measures, including border restrictions, when this data emerge and consistently validated across a number of countries with large-scale population vaccination.
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