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Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:50 PM

San Diego lab discovers coronavirus vaccine in 3 hours

https://www.kvue.com/amp/article/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-vaccine-san-diego/509-e18e37f6-347c-4b08-ad33-910968abb04f?__twitter_impression=true
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SAN DIEGO — In a race against the clock, a San Diego lab is scrambling to get a COVID-19 vaccine out and on the market. As the days go by, Inovio Pharmaceuticals is getting closer to releasing the desperately needed vaccine against the deadly virus.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, which is located in Sorrento Valley, has also created a vaccine for the Zika virus, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and the vaccine for Ebola.

Dr. Trevor Smith, who is the director of research and development at Inovio, said, "It's something we are trained to do, and the infrastructure is here and the expertise is in house."

When Chinese scientists released the genetic sequence on Jan. 9, Inovio researchers got to work immediately and within 3 hours they had a vaccine for coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is now being referred to.

"We have an algorithm which we designed, and we put the DNA sequence into our algorithm and came up with the vaccine in that short amount of time," said Dr. Smith.

Tens of thousands in China have been quarantined and continue to suffer from the virus. That’s why scientists at Inovio Pharmaceuticals say they feel the sense of urgency to get the vaccine out.

The vaccine has been tested on mice and guinea pigs. It will next be tried on a group of human patients.

Scientists hope the vaccine will work like a piece of biological software. In other words, the vaccine will give the human body instructions to create the proper attack in the form of T-cells and antibodies against COVID-19.

If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be made available to the public by early this summer - which would be a record time frame for Inovio Pharmaceuticals.

Currently, an Inovio Pharmaceuticals lead researcher is in Sweden meeting with the World Health Organization to come up with the best plan of attack against COVID-19.
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Thank God for American capitalism. No where else would be able to produce a vaccine so quickly.

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Da Mannn Feb 12 OP
RCW2014 Feb 12 #1
Charlie Mike Feb 13 #9
Boadicea Feb 12 #2
It Guy Feb 13 #7
Grumpy Pickle Feb 12 #3
It Guy Feb 13 #6
Grumpy Pickle Feb 13 #8
Bob the Bilderberger Feb 12 #4
docgeezer Feb 12 #5
Steelydamned Feb 13 #10

Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:52 PM

1. You go first, ok?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:35 AM

9. Dark humor is like an anti vaxxer's kid.

It never gets old.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:00 PM

2. I wouldn't take that vaccine....

There are too many ways that could go wrong....they haven't tested it enough for starters.

After my son's experience with the flu mist, I am leery of new vaccines.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:12 AM

7. As you should be.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:01 PM

3. And what exactly will be in the vaccine ?

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:11 AM

6. Good question...

Aside from mercury preservative?

How about spiked with cancer?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1027018131586612840


Polio Vaccines Given Decades Ago Carried Carcinogenic Virus SV40

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Response to It Guy (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:22 AM

8. I don't trust nanotechnology.

The alarm bells started to ring for me when Bill Gates got involved with immunizations in a big way.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:27 PM

4. A vaccine is a preventative measure

They need a cure.

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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 11:14 PM

5. Does a cure exist for any virus?*

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Response to docgeezer (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:12 AM

10. No....

...there is no cure for any virus: you can only vaccinate to prevent them from spreading. If we could cure a virus, the Rhinovirus - the common cold - the flu, Ebola, etc, etc, would no longer exist.

Genome editing is very promising and will no doubt be the future of medicine. Everyone should read up on CRISPR Genome Editing if you're not familiar...fascinating stuff.

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