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User Info Science Catches Up -- And Burns You All; entered at 2021-05-31 15:38:01
Peterm99
Posts: 8695
Registered: 2009-03-21
Tickerguy citing consensus of virologists wrote..
. . . "you can't vaccinate against coronaviruses."
Don'r quite understand why this would be the case. Could you provide a quick-and-dirty explanation or point to a source of info about why?

It would seem to me that if you use the nucleocapsid itself as the vaccine target instead of playing silly-ass games targeting various ancillary features thereof, in principle at least, developing vaccines against coronaviruses should be not much different from developing vaccines against other virus-caused diseases for which successful vaccines have been able to be developed, e.g., polio, smallpox, etc.

I do understand that coronaviruses tend to mutate which would mean that any vaccine would lose effectiveness over time, but that should be just a complicating factor rather than making it an impossibility.
2021-05-31 15:38:01