3 April 2020 – Coronavirus (Covid) and TB – an old vaccine revived into service

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Tuberculosis is an illness very similar in effect to Covid19, the Wuhan – China virus

This is coming up on a vaccine that is 100 years old.  Timely.

It’s not fool proof and will probably be only a part of the over all approach

Explainer: How an old tuberculosis vaccine might help fight the new coronavirus

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters) – There is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, that is spreading rapidly around the world. But scientists in several countries are testing a century-old tuberculosis (TB) vaccine to see if it might boost the immune system to reduce respiratory symptoms in people who get new coronavirus infections.

Researchers in Australia and Europe are testing whether the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, introduced in the 1920s to fight tuberculosis, might be deployed to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel…

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