South African Health workers administered tuberculosis vaccine

Written by on May 5, 2020

HUNDREDS OF SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH WORKERS WERE GIVEN A CENTURY-OLD TUBERCULOSIS VACCINE YESTERDAY IN A TRIAL TO SEE WHETHER THE VENERABLE FORMULA CAN PROTECT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS.

DEVISED AT FRANCE’S LEGENDARY PASTEUR INSTITUTE 100 YEARS AGO, THE BCG VACCINE IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST AND MOST TRUSTED IMMUNISATIONS.

TRIALS STARTED AT TYGERBERG HOSPITAL IN CAPE TOWN, WHERE BCG BOOSTER SHOTS WERE ADMINISTERED TO 250 HEALTH CARE WORKERS, WHILE ANOTHER 250 RECEIVED A DUMMY FORMULA, OR PLACEBO.


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