Has Africa had the cure all along?


Most of us have had the mandatory vaccine we received soon after birth or at school. Don’t get too excited, but scientists are starting to look at our TB vaccine B.C.G. as a possible vaccine against the worst elements of the Coronavirus COVID-19. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/health/coronavirus-bcg-vaccine.html The answer is months away but it could explain why numbers in Africa haven’t started to surge. “The vaccine seems to “train” the immune system to recognize and respond to a variety of infections, including viruses...” “Since Monday, scientists in Melbourne, Australia, started administering the B.C.G. vaccine or a placebo to thousands of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other health care workers — the first of several randomized controlled trials intended to test the vaccine’s effectiveness against the coronavirus.” Also in the Netherlands, a clinical trial of 1,000 health care workers began 10 days ago, said Dr. Mihai G. Netea, an infectious disease specialist at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen. Eight hundred health care workers have already signed up. This MIGHT be good news but A LOT MORE research has to be done and the answers are months away so it doesn’t change anything right now. Our policy remains: #StaySafe #StayHome #Washhands #SocialDistance #WeekendNews






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