As new variants emerge, US government turns attention to a universal coronavirus vaccine

1/27/2022 1:56:00 AM

The Army is working on a so-called pan-coronavirus vaccine to combat even future variants.

The U.S. government is aggressively pursuing a pan-coronavirus vaccine that would work equally well against any COVID-19 variant.

The Army is working on a so-called pan-coronavirus vaccine to combat even future variants.

Hannah Beier/Reuters, FILEBut the virus has continued to evolve into new, concerning variants, each with a slightly different genetic code. Although current vaccinesVaccine makers like Pfizer and Moderna are now exploring tweaked booster shots to match the now-dominant omicron variant, but the U.S. government is aggressively pursuing a different approach: a pan-coronavirus vaccine that would work equally well against any COVID-19 variant.

Fauci, who heads up the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has issued $43 million in research grants across several academic institutions to support development of a pan-coronavirus vaccine, sometimes called a"universal" coronavirus vaccine.

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Sorry-we’ve moved on. Imagine if governments were as good at making the vaccines as they are at making the viruses Just imagine how foolish & idiotic the vaccinated must feel knowing they willingly allowed themselves to be injected with that vaccine 😳 Vaccines can't be made for reverse transcriptase viruses. The mRNA vaccine they've made is against the spike proteins which keep mutating, not SARS itself.

Vaccine is a big business, greed will drive the people make a pandemic. Good luck with that broad undertaking. No

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How about making a vaccine that actually works to protect you 🤔 🐑 Isn't this what Trump wanted in the beginning. First it was a hoax, then it was warp speed, and now it's being done like it should have been, slow and cover more territory of the virus! BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Tony Baloney Insists that Teenagers & Children Must Be Injected, Despite WHO Stating that There is No Evidence that Healthy Children & Adolescents Need COVID-19 Boosters …

It is an almost immutable law of biology that binding between molecules is governed by kinetics of affinity and avidity which, when measured in a functional assay, provides a gradient of specificity and sensitivity. This edict of structure-function complementarity is inviolable. I think we’re done with the vaccines for covid

It would be easy, cheap, & more effective to ship & deliver billions of Vaxart Covid19 💊 vaccines & boosters to every person! Why hasn’t the 🇺🇸 invested in an actual scalable solution that could stop infection & transmission & end this pandemic? Just ten boosters should do it in the meantime The drug makers is the ones who is infecting peoples with the covid variants

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Its a damn shame that there is already one sitting on the FDA'S desk for the past several months called Covaxin. Covaxin is an inactivated virus-based COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research - National I want to call anti pharma people crazy...but the pharmaceutical companies have done this to themselves over the years. Charging us tens of thousands for drugs that cost pennies while our government laughed at us. Now they want us to believe everything they say

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4:36 Could there be a universal vaccine for any type of coronavirus? Dr.post earlier this month, Wechter said that the company reached 99 percent compliance, just one day before its deadline.Share to Linkedin Topline Coronavirus deaths are at the highest level in almost a year in the U.variants of concern list .

Jen Ashton has the latest on research into a vaccine that could be used against a future coronavirus. Hannah Beier/Reuters, FILE COVID-19 pandemic , vaccine makers raced to design a shot that perfectly matched the new virus's genetic code. Columbia Sportswear Corporate headquarters employees have until Feb. Their efforts were successful, resulting in highly effective vaccines in record time. Staff of Guardian Funerals transport the casket of Covid-19 victim Dennis Clapham, aged 62, to Nab . But the virus has continued to evolve into new, concerning variants, each with a slightly different genetic code. Those who do not comply “will be placed on unpaid leave and termination processes will begin. Although current vaccines still work well against new variants , they are no longer a perfect match.

Vaccine makers like Pfizer and Moderna are now exploring tweaked booster shots to match the now-dominant omicron variant, but the U. CVS Health Last August, CVS said it would require patient-facing and corporate employees to get their shot by Oct. [+] Wood Crematorium on May 26, 2020 in Shipley, West Yorkshire.S. government is aggressively pursuing a different approach: a pan-coronavirus vaccine that would work equally well against any COVID-19 variant. 15 and pharmacists in retail stores by Nov. "Since September of 2020 there have been five SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern -- alpha, beta, gamma, delta and now, the current, omicron," Dr.S. Anthony Fauci said at a White House task force briefing Wednesday. At the end of 2021, it expanded its vaccine mandate to all employees, including retail associates, CVS Health spokesperson Erin Britt told NBC News in a January email.

"So, obviously, innovative approaches are needed." MORE: Scientists monitoring new omicron subvariant BA. The does not change CVS Health’s vaccination policy, Britt said on Jan.2 Fauci, who heads up the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has issued $43 million in research grants across several academic institutions to support development of a pan-coronavirus vaccine, sometimes called a"universal" coronavirus vaccine. The idea, scientists say, is to create a vaccine that works as as a generalist rather than a specialist. The company's Jan. A pan-coronavirus vaccine will be designed using features of the virus's genetic code that are shared universally across all different versions of the virus -- and hopefully, any new versions that will emerge.

Several research groups are already working on a pan-coronavirus vaccine, including scientists at the California Institute of Technology, Duke University, University of Washington, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Deloitte The professional services firm required employees entering its facilities to be fully vaccinated by Oct. Hannah Beier/Reuters, FILE Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 are pictured at a booster clinic for 12- to 17-year-olds in Lansdale, Pa., Jan. Deloitte spokesperson Jonathan Gandel told NBC News Jan. 9, 2022. Stéphane Bancel, Moderna's CEO, said in a statement Wednesday that the company may incorporate the omicron-specific booster into its"multivalent" booster program, which seeks to create a single shot that would work against at least two major variants. 13.

But scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are arguably the furthest along. The Army vaccine appears to work well in monkeys, and is now being tested for safety in a phase 1 study in human volunteers.S. In a rare look inside the Walter Reed laboratories last year, ABC News' Bob Woodruff spoke to a team of Army scientists hopeful that their vaccine candidate would work not only against COVID-19 variants, but also against related coronaviruses, like those that caused the SARS-1 and MERS outbreaks in 2003 and 2012, respectively. MORE: To stop omicron and other variants, US must help vaccinate the world: ANALYSIS But designing a pan-coronavirus vaccine is no easy feat. “This is an important move to protect Delta’s people and customers, ensuring the airline can safely operate as demand returns and as it accelerates through recovery and into the future,” , adding that it would not be “putting in place a company-wide mandate to require current employees to be vaccinated. Scientists say it could take months, even years, to find a vaccine that works equally well against multiple coronavirus strains.

"I don't want anyone to think that pan-coronavirus vaccines are literally around the corner in a month or two," Fauci said. 1, those who have not received their shot and are enrolled in the company’s healthcare plan will incur an extra $200 monthly insurance charge. Current vaccines dramatically reduce the risk of hospitalization and severe illness, even against new variants like omicron. And crucially, they are available today. The company said in an email on Jan. "Do not wait to receive your primary vaccine regimen," Fauci said."If you are vaccinated, please get your booster if you are eligible. Its office return is delayed indefinitely.

" ABC News' Matthew Seyler contributed to this report. . “We have a responsibility to take bold action and respond to changing circumstances with urgency.