A plant vaccine against all strains of corona... and it can be stored in the regular refrigerator!
Canadian health officials have approved a plant-based vaccine for the Covid-19 epidemic, the first of its kind, the fruit of British Canadian research and experiments.
And Mail Online stated that “Covins” uses a plant material to imitate the spike protein of the virus once it is injected into a person’s body.
The vaccine has been shown to be 71% effective in preventing infection from Covid-19, and its efficacy is now being evaluated against new mutations and strains.
Covivins contributes to enhancing resistance to the spread of infection, especially since it is integrated with traditional vaccines provided by the Canadian government, such as Moderna and Pfizer.
"The approval of Covivens is a milestone for Canada in the fight against the pandemic," Takashi Nagao, president of the vaccine manufacturer Medicago, said in a statement.
The vaccine consists of two doses, and it can be kept in a regular refrigerator, which means that it does not need to be stored very cold, like other vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna.
The new plant vaccine was tried on more than 25,000 adults in six countries, but not enough data were collected for the over 65-year-old group to show how much they could receive it.
The vaccine works using plant molecules that can create a pseudo-protein in the body.
When the immune system releases this protein, it creates antibodies to fight the virus in a mechanism similar to current vaccines.
Canadian health officials are promoting the new vaccine in a bid to get back into the biotech field after Canada has fallen behind.
Scientists confirmed that the vaccine is effective against the delta variant and other previous strains of Covid, and it offers hope to a class of opponents of vaccination with current vaccinations.
International companies are conducting research and experiments on similar protein-based vaccines, such as the Novavax injection, and a vaccine approved by Glaxo in cooperation with the French company Sanofi, and they depend on protein, and they can be stored in the regular refrigerator.
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