A century-old TB vaccine steel the immune system against the new coronavirus

Good news especially for countries like Poland

Researchers in four countries will soon start a clinical trial of an unorthodox approach to the new coronavirus. They will test whether a century-old vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial disease, can rev up the human immune system in a broad way, allowing it to better fight the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 and, perhaps, prevent infection with it altogether.

www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/can-century-old-tb-vaccine-steel-immune-system-against-new-coronavirus

More pro sources

www.researchgate.net/publication/340263333_Correlation_between_universal_BCG_vaccination_policy_and_reduced_morbidity_and_mortality_for_COVID-19_an_epidemiological_study?fbclid=IwAR3YHyyOspn-NR_JEj3osuefPziXHb8pmP5653L9fOcJ0x-TwA3ko5DXQqw

and

www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.24.20042937v1?fbclid=IwAR1F-ECDWjhYiEOH3YyNNBvQdZsxQhLQnbQEG_pO9LYFK6AciMd19dE-3is

 

 

h/t outofspace

 

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