Science

‘Pan-coronavirus’ vaccine shows early promise in monkeys and mice, research finds


A

universal vaccine that could offer protection against Covid variants, along with a variety of other coronavirus infections, including Sars and Mers, has been found to be effective in monkeys and mice, scientists say.

Across the globe, research is underway to develop a “pan-coronavirus” vaccine which will retain its efficacy in the face of new and emerging variants, and also provide some level of immunity against the distant viral cousins of Sars-CoV-2.

Scientists, including Oxford’s Professor Sarah Gilbert, have been attempting to design a universal flu vaccine for years – but attention is now turning to the coronaviruses, which are similarly capable of mutating and escaping parts of the body’s immunological response.



READ SOURCE

READ  United, Delta and American Airlines cover seat-back cameras with stickers following privacy backlash

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.