More evidence emerges that a TB vaccine might help fight coronavirus

More research emerged this week in potential support of using the tuberculosis vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) as a tool in the fight against coronavirus.
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This report describes the importance of continuing to provide resources for tuberculosis testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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(Virginia Tech) While a direct correlation between BCG vaccinations and a reduction in coronavirus mortalities still needs to be understood more fully, researchers hold hope that the BCG vaccine might be able to provide at least short-term protections against severe COVID-19, particularly for front-line medical workers or high-risk patients.
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[IPS] This week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will donate A$10 million to help fund an Australian trial testing whether a very old vaccine, BCG, can be used against a new threat, COVID-19. So what is the BCG vaccine and what might its place be in the fight against coronavirus?
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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus? appeared first on Inter Press Service.
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Sarah Boseley talks toProf Helen McShane about why there has been interest in the tuberculosis vaccine and whether it could play a role in protecting us against Covid-19Continue reading...
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Sarah Boseley talks toProf Helen McShane about why there has been interest in the tuberculosis vaccine and whether it could play a role in protecting us against Covid-19Continue reading...
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The map from the medical journal Plos Medicine displays BCG vaccination policy by country. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis. Yellow: The country now has a universal BCG vaccination program. Blue: The country used to recommend BCG vaccination for everyone, but now does not. Red: The country never had a universal vaccination program.By Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Numerous studies in many parts of the world have linked the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination, widely used in the developing world with fewer Coronavirus cases. T...
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Researchers in at least four countries are testing whether the century-old vaccine for tuberculosis can lessen the severity of some COVID-19 cases.
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A century-old vaccine used to treat tuberculosis, known as the BCG vaccine, is showing promise in treating coronavirus symptoms. In CBS News' latest installment of "Racing to a Cure," researchers say it might also lessen the severity of coronavirus by boosting the body's ability to fight off the infection before it gets worse. Debora Patta reports.
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(CNN) — As researchers scramble to find new drugs and vaccines for the coronavirus, a vaccine that is more than a century old has piqued researchers’ interests. The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine — which was first developed to fight off tuberculosis — is being studied in clinical trials around the world as a way to fight the novel coronavirus. Tuberculosis and COVID-19 infection are two very different diseases — TB is caused by a type of bacteria while COVID-19 is caused by a virus, for starters. But the BCG vaccine might help people build immune responses to things other than TB, causing &l...
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