The US military has made a single vaccine on all variants of Covid-19: how is it different?
Think of a Covid-19 vaccine that works on all mutants and variants, whether it’s Delta, Omicron, or the next worst mutation. It turns out the US military is ready to make our dreams come true.
According to the researchers, The US military has created a unique vaccine against all variants of Covid-19 and SARS. First reported by Defense One, scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to officially announce vaccine development in the coming weeks.
Effective against all variants of Covid-19
Army-made vaccine effective against all strains of coronavirus, even Omicron. In addition, it is effective against viruses originating from SARS which are more dangerous than Covid-19 and have higher death rates.
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Known as the Spike Ferritin Nanoparticle Covid-19 or SpFN vaccine, animal trials of the vaccine were completed earlier this year with optimistic results.
Phase 1 of human trials for SpFN ended this month. In a conversation with Defense One, Walter Reed’s Dr Kayvon Modjarrad said vaccine trials in humans have shown positive results.
What is different from current vaccines?
SpFN uses the power of a football-like protein with “24 faces”. Each face can be equipped with multiple strains of Covid-19 and other related viruses – providing comprehensive protection against multiple threats.
The vaccine must now undergo two more phases of human trials before being deployed in humans. SpFN had been in development for almost two years and suffered some delays as researchers needed people who had not been vaccinated or infected with Covid-19, which is hard to find now that countries are rushing to get everyone vaccinated.
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The schedule and dosage of the vaccine are still unclear. It is not clear whether this is a single dose like Johnson & Johnson or a two dose regimen like Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
Either way, with the looming threat of the Omicron variant, countries are taking the idea of booster shots more seriously than ever.
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Copp, T. (2021, December 22). US military creates unique vaccine against all variants of COVID and SARS, researchers say. Defense One.