Revolutionary COVID vaccine could help save millions

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Revolutionary COVID vaccine could help save millions
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Revolutionary COVID vaccine could help save millions of lives in poorer countries. The revolutionary vaccine does not need cold storage or complicated manufacturing which could be a game-changer.

Coronavirus vaccines normally need to be stored at cold temperatures. This makes it complicated and costly to store and transport the vaccines. Current COVID vaccines also require complex manufacturing processes. Poorer countries are finding it hard to afford sufficient vaccines.

Researchers have developed a new type of vaccine. The revolution COVID vaccine has so far only been tested on mice. The new vaccine which is in development would be easier to produce than other vaccines. It would also not need to be kept cold.

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Scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital have been testing the vaccine out on mice. The results look promising. The vaccine showed strong immune responses to COVID and COVID mutations.

Researchers from Boston were able to freeze-dry the vaccine and then reconstitute it. The vaccine did not lose any efficacy. Reportedly the preparation can stay at room temperature for seven days.

One scientist involved in the study commented on how the simplicity of the protein-based vaccine could be a bonus. Thibault Harmand revealed: “We don’t need a lot of the fancy technology and expertise that you need to make an mRNA vaccine.


“Skilled workers are currently a bottleneck for production of the Covid vaccine, whereas biopharma has a lot of experience producing protein-based therapeutics at scale.”


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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