The push for COVID-19 vaccines is helping fight other diseases

By Leigh Hartman U.S. researchers are adapting new vaccine technology used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic to develop vaccines against other diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines developed by U.S. firms, the U.S. government and international partners have proven 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical testing. Rather than use a weakened form of ...
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Vaccines save lives

Vaccines have helped control and even eradicate many deadly diseases, including polio and smallpox. And now the hunt is on for a vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 disease, which has afflicted more than 2 million people worldwide. Scientists racing toward a COVID-19 vaccine are building on America’s long-standing efforts to limit the toll of infectious ...
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