Study: Pan-coronavirus vaccines may be achievable


People who have been infected with or vaccinated against one coronavirus often have some level of immunity not only to that virus but also to other coronaviruses of the same family, and a similar phenomenon has been observed in animal studies, suggesting a broadly effective vaccine is achievable, researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. "We might end up with a generic vaccine for each of the main families of coronaviruses," said lead author Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, such as a vaccine that protects against all sarbecoviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and other and other SARS-related viruses, and another that protects against the viral family responsible for the common cold.

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