Polio vaccine could help against COVID-19
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As the world races to produce an effective Covid-19 vaccine, some experts are turning their attention to a polio vaccine as a way to provide temporary protection against coronavirus.
There is plenty of evidence that existing vaccines like polio vaccines protect children against a wide range of infections.
Thursday researchers wrote in the Science Magazine that it’s worth trying them out against the coronavirus.
An oral polio vaccine is safe, cheap, easy to give and widely available with over 1 billion doses produced and used annually in more than 140 countries.
Meanwhile the first trial of Regeneration Pharmaceuticals’ experimental antibody drug in the US is underway.
Regeneron says that if the drug is successful it could be available by the fall.
Posted – 6.12.20