Taming COVID-19 Requires Urgent Search for Both Vaccine and Treatment

While scientists around the world search for a coronavirus vaccine, an equivalent effort should be made to develop drugs that would mitigate the virus’s effects on patients, says Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Senior Lecturer Bonnie Robeson, who previously served as a principal investigator in drug discovery and development at the National Cancer Institute.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital Advancing Novel Experimental Gene-based COVID-19 Vaccine, AAVCOVID

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), members of Mass General Brigham, today announced progress towards the testing and development of an experimental vaccine called AAVCOVID, a novel gene-based vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The AAVCOVID Vaccine Program is a unique, gene-based vaccine strategy that uses adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector, a clinically established gene transfer technology leveraging the properties of a harmless viral carrier.

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