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No Vaccine for Coronavirus a Possibility



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One of Australia’s most eminent vaccine developers says there may never be a vaccine against COVID-19 for some very good reasons.
Professor Ian Frazer, the immunologist who co-invented the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine which prevents cervical cancer, said a coronavirus vaccine was “tricky”.
He told that although 100 different teams around the world were testing for vaccines, medical scientists did not have a model of how to attack the virus.
The professor of medicine at Queensland University, which is testing for its own COVID-19 vaccine, said immunisation against coronavirus was similar to immunising against the common cold.
“It is tricky, vaccines for upper respiratory tract diseases, because the virus lands on the outside of you,” Prof Frazer said.
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