New Covid vaccine may provide
protection against future strains
New Covid vaccine may provide protection against future strains: Scientists on Business Standard. A new
experimental Covid-19 vaccine has shown promising results in early animal testing, according to
researchers who say the preventive may provide protection against existing and future strains
Coronavirus The vaccine developed by researchers, including those
from the University of Virginia (UVA) in the US, prevented pigs from
being becoming ill with a pig model coronavirus, porcine epidemic
diarrhea virus (PEDV).
PEDV infects pigs, causing diarrhea, vomiting, and high fever, and has
been a large burden on pig farmers around the world.
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The new vaccine approach might one day open the door to a universal
vaccine for coronaviruses, including coronaviruses that previously
threatened pandemics or perhaps even coronaviruses that cause some
cases of the common cold, the researchers said.
According to the researchers, the vaccine offers several advantages that
could overcome major obstacles to global vaccination efforts. It would
be easy to store and transport, even in remote areas of the world...Read
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