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Why Are Leaders Saying The Vaccines Won’t End Lockdowns?

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Marlo Safi Culture Reporter
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For millions, the announcement that multiple COVID-19 vaccines were prepared to be distributed was a sign of hope at the end of a grueling year marked among other things by illness, death and burdensome — and for many, life-changing — restrictions on everyday life.

But leaders and public health officials interrupted by telling Americans not to get too ahead of themselves — even with a vaccine, they say, life won’t be returning to normal any time soon.