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Vaccination rollout in Slovakia. Vaccination rollout in Slovakia. (Source: TASR)

The year of the vaccine has started.

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The year of the vaccine has started

If anyone told us this time last year that by January 2021, humanity will have been dealing with a bad pandemic for most of 2020 and will start rolling out a vaccination against the deadly virus before the end of the same year, most of us would probably tell them to stop reading sci-fi for a while.

This needs to be stressed over and over given the (often deserved) criticism of the vaccination approaches around the world that seem to have overshadowed the actual start of the vaccination as a historic achievement.

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