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J&J’s shot uses a cold virus like a Trojan horse to carry the spike gene into the body, where cells make harmless copies of the protein to prime the immune system in case the real virus comes along.

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That’s likely also the case with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which employs a harmless type of cold virus, to which a section of coronavirus is added.

Had it been five degrees lower, it would have been dry and relatively harmless.

Jenner’s great advance was to use a related but relatively harmless virus.

From Time

Delete old appsIt may seem harmless to leave old apps kicking around on your phone or computer, but there are some downsides.

The motives were most always harmless, and only sometimes ethically questionable.

Knowing the fellow to be both poor and harmless, I quietly gave him one.

Of the over 100 strains, the majority are harmless and a healthy immune system will fight it without a person ever realizing it.

A harmless woman is being harassed online by a nerdy subculture.

Are you not defeating the cause by demonstrating violence in your response to a nonviolent, harmless kid?

Y was a Youth, that did not love school; Z was a Zany, a poor harmless fool.

This harmless image of a fierce beast Yung Pak would pull about the floor with a string by the hour.

In some animals they are apparently harmless; in others they are an important cause of disease.

The motive of this harmless ruse was to bolster up Spanish prestige and thereby avoid bloodshed.

She tolerated, indeed she sometimes even smiled at the gallant captain's pleasantries, when they were of a harmless sort.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to harmless, such as: gentle, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, naive, and nontoxic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.