WhiteBoard Style Lecture on a new use for a very old vaccine. 4 clinical trials starting in the Netherlands, UK, Australia, and Greece looking at an old tuberculosis vaccine called the BCG vaccine and COVID-19. They are postulating that this vaccine can supercharge the immune system to prevent COVID-19 or decrease severity of disease especially in those who are at increased risk. Will will do a deeper dive into the immune system and how exactly that may occur.
Article that does a deep and dense dive into the immunology surrounding these ideas: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6896902/
There will be a running series of videos using the most up to date information on COVID-19, but this is an evolving field and new videos may come out that contradict that previous information. That is okay and is the nature of a fast paced and evolving clinical scenario. Stick with us as we work to unveil the intricacies of COVID-19, it’s clinical significance, and society implications. *****This is strictly educational and not to be mistaken as clinical recommendations, please verify all information with accepted guidelines and practice patterns.****