Image: Dr Jenner performing his first vaccination on James Phipps, a boy of age 8. May 14th, 1796. Painting by Ernest Board (early 20th century).
There are no vaccines imminent or even likely for Covid-19; Dr Henry Miller @henryimiller
Dr Henry Miller, Pacific Research Institute; in re: Anti-malarial drug, or stem cell medicine? The corona virus has spikes around its edges, so needs a protein around it.
Need to distinguish between drugs to treat ill people, and vaccines. Vaccines go to huge numbers of people, so the regulatory bar is very high. Drugs have a different risk/benefit evaluation. If an already-approved drug was found to be effective in treating another malady, it’s manufacture could be increased. There exists a SARS vaccine, but . . . Testing a vaccine takes so long that it’s considered more efficacious to see if an extant drug can be used.