Researchers suggest oral polio vaccine be tested to see if it might help against SARS-CoV-2 – Medical Xpress

A colorized scanning electron micrograph of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Credit: NIAID

 
In a Perspective piece published in the journal Science, a small international team of researchers is suggesting that the oral polio vaccine be tested to see if it might protect people from infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In their paper, Konstantin Chumakov, Christine Benn, Peter Aaby, Shyamasundaran Kottili and Robert Gallo suggest the vaccine has been found to provide some protection against other viral infections, and point out that it has been proven to be safe over many years.

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