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UC Irvine scientists working on COVID-19 vaccine that would attack all strains

KNBC, Jan. 22, 2021 (Video)

January 22, 2021

UC Irvine scientists working on COVID-19 vaccine that would attack all strains

UC Irvine scientists are working on developing a vaccine that would attack all strains of COVID-19 as well as a potential breakthrough that would solve many of the problems related to distributing the medicine, a UCI professor on the project said Thursday. Lbachir BenMohamed, a UCI School of Medicine professor, said his team is developing what they envision will be a vaccine that could work on all strains in the SARS-CoV-2 family. The UCI vaccine would be a “backup” to the vaccines used now and anticipated to be approved shortly, BenMohamed said.