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Coronavirus crippling fight against other pandemic: TB

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They have a TB vaccine, it highly effective called the BCG vaccine

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In Japan there are also forms of TB which are drug resistant.

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There are 47 vaccines in human trial phases for COVID-19, all developed in less than a year," she said. "For TB, over several years we have just one vaccine in human trials.

I was given a TB vaccination as a kid so I thought an effective vaccination already existed.

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BCG vaccination should only be considered for children who have a negative TB test and who are continually exposed, and cannot be separated from adults who

   Are untreated or ineffectively treated for TB disease, and the child cannot be given long-term primary preventive treatment for TB infection; or

   Have TB disease caused by strains resistant to isoniazid and rifampin.

https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/vaccines.htm

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They have a TB vaccine, it highly effective called the BCG vaccine

The BCG vaccine is better than nothing, but it doesn't completely protect from the infection. Depending on many factors (some still unknown) is more effective in some places than in others and that is why treatment is still a big priority.

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@Virusrex

The BCG vaccine is better than nothing, but it doesn't completely protect from the infection.

Of course not. But the COVID-19 one, which you so vehemently promote here, does form a virus which over 99% of the population recover from. And so, we need a new TB vaccine to be sold by Big Pharma, don’t we.

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