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UC Irvine developing vaccine that targets all coronaviruses

Daily Pilot, Jan. 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

UC Irvine developing vaccine that targets all coronaviruses

As Orange County expands its COVID-19 vaccine distribution, UC Irvine researchers are developing a vaccine that could prevent other coronavirus outbreaks in the future. … “Our vaccine is not only targeting COVID-19 — it’s also targeting the viruses that caused previous outbreaks,” UC Irvine professor Lbachir BenMohamed said. … The UC Irvine vaccine targets several other proteins in addition to the spike protein.