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More evidence emerges that a TB vaccine might help fight coronavirus

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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.

Researchers found that countries where many people have been given the vaccine have had less mortality from Covid-19.
While that doesn't mean that BCG somehow reduces the risk of severe illness form a coronavirus infection, it fits in with other research that suggests BCG can boost people's immunity in general, and perhaps help against the coronavirus.
 
 
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Interesting. The United States doesn't vaccinate for Tuberculosis. Thailand does.
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It is interesting as you say.  It's something I am considering as I believe in the concept of cross immunity.  

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I think all of Scandinavia have been doing the BCG for a very long time

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20 minutes ago, mommysboy said:

It is interesting as you say.  It's something I am considering as I believe in the concept of cross immunity.  

So do I. Does it work for Gonorrhoea?

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1 hour ago, gargamon said:

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.

I think that Trump should come out and say the TB vaccine has proven worthless.  That way the news media will immediately come out and tout the effectiveness of the vaccine. 

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