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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:38 PM

How soon can scientists find a coronavirus vaccine?

Researchers at a San Diego lab say it took them just three hours to come up with an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus a potential weapon against the illness that has infected at least 60,000 people worldwide to date. Inovio Pharmaceuticals is now scrambling to test the vaccine, first in animals and then in people, and if it succeeds they hope to get it to the public as soon as possible, CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB reports.

Chinese scientists released the genetic sequence for the coronavirus on Jan. 9, and researchers at Inovio and other labs around the world immediately got to work.

"We have an algorithm which we designed, and we put the DNA sequence into our algorithm and came up with the vaccine in that short amount of time," Dr. Trevor Smith, Inovio's director of research and development, told KFMB.

"It's something we are trained to do, and the infrastructure is here and the expertise is in house," Smith said. The company has also worked on vaccines for Zika virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Ebola.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/how-soon-can-scientists-find-a-coronavirus-vaccine/ar-BBZYGS3?li=BBnb7Kz

Yeah but QAnon has a cheap household remedy, bleach.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Thursday OP
marble falls Thursday #1
SidDithers Thursday #2
Mariana Thursday #5
still_one Thursday #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:40 PM

1. Are you asking for a friend?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:42 PM

2. It's easy to kill a virus in a Petri dish...

more difficult to kill it and not kill the cells surrounding it in a living organism.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:57 PM

5. A vaccine doesn't kill the virus. That's not how vaccines work.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:44 PM

3. They say they have worked on vaccines for MERS. Where is it? Color me skeptical

Just the safety testing involved takes time

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:48 PM

4. Didn't Trump appoint a golf course architect as head of the CDC? Of not it's

maybe the best move he's made. It's a wonder if he didn't though.

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