A “century-old” vaccine may protect humans from the Coronavirus

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Corona virus causes severe damage to the human respiratory system, or causes pneumonia in more severe cases.

It is expected that a scientific team from the Netherlands will carry out the first of these experiments, this week, and will include a thousand people who work in health care.

Participants in this experiment take a sample of a vaccine known in the medical environment as “CBG” and originally used to prevent tuberculosis.

Scientists are trying to take advantage of existing vaccines to fight the Corona epidemic, because developing a vaccine for “Covid 19” requires waiting a period of one to 18 months.

The researchers attribute this delay to the need for any vaccine for a sufficient test period, in order to monitor any adverse side effects, despite the worsening conditions.

Vaccines usually help the human body respond to a specific disease, by countering the antibodies associated with one type of virus.

But the vaccine, which will be tested in the Netherlands, may also strengthen the immune system and make it able to fight diseases other than tuberculosis.

Earlier, the Danish scientists, Peter Abe and Christine Stapel, confirmed that the BCG vaccine protects against many infectious diseases during the year following the delivery of a dose of it.

In 2014, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization showed that the vaccine significantly reduced child mortality, but a review in 2016 recommended more trials.

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According to the journal “Science”, the vaccine used against tuberculosis, which is a bacterial disease, may be able to boost human immunity significantly until it is able to fight the virus that causes “Covid 19”, or that the vaccine will prevent infection at all.

These experimental doses will be provided to doctors and nurses who are at high risk for respiratory disease, as well as the elderly who make up most of the infected and the victims.

A vaccine against tuberculosis was used because the Corona virus causes severe damage to the human respiratory system, or causes pneumonia in more severe cases.

It is expected that a scientific team from the Netherlands will carry out the first of these experiments, this week, and will include a thousand people who work in health care.

Participants in this experiment take a sample of a vaccine known in the medical environment as “CBG” and originally used to prevent tuberculosis.

Scientists are trying to take advantage of existing vaccines to fight the Corona epidemic, because developing a vaccine for “Covid 19” requires waiting a period of one to 18 months.

The researchers attribute this delay to the need for any vaccine for a sufficient test period, in order to monitor any adverse side effects, despite the worsening conditions.

Vaccines usually help the human body respond to a specific disease, by countering the antibodies associated with one type of virus.

But the vaccine, which will be tested in the Netherlands, may also strengthen the immune system and make it able to fight diseases other than tuberculosis.

Earlier, the Danish scientists, Peter Abe and Christine Stapel, confirmed that the BCG vaccine protects against many infectious diseases during the year following the delivery of a dose of it.

In 2014, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization showed that the vaccine significantly reduced child mortality, but a review in 2016 recommended more trials.

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