“BCG has shown that it boosts immunity in general, which may provide some protection against Covid-19,” said John Campbell, a professor at the University of Exeter’s School of Medicine, according to Reuters.
“We are trying to find out if the BCG vaccine helps protect those at risk of infection with Covid-19. And if it does, we can save lives … with this vaccine that is already available and cheap,” Campbell added.
It is noteworthy that the British study is part of a global experiment led by Australia and began last April. It is also being conducted in the Netherlands, Spain and Brazil. The effectiveness of the BCG vaccine in preventing Covid-19 is being tested in South Africa.
A recent study confirmed that Tuberculosis vaccine or Pulmonary tuberculosis, Commonly known as BCG, can provide protection against infection withCorona Virus Newcomers, especially since the vaccine is designed to protect against lung infections, and to enhance immunity against infection with infectious viruses.
And researchers in the United States have found a clear link in a lower death rate from disease Covid-19 Among people who have received the TB vaccine in various parts of the world, taking into account social, economic and demographic differences.