This week, agreements were finalized which can secure covid-19 vaccines for the entire Swedish population – only the vaccines will be approved.
Vaccine vaccine development is partly due to the fact that it has been possible to build on information from the SARS outbreak nearly 20 years ago, says vaccine researcher Ali Mirazimi, who was already involved at the time.
– You learned that if you have protection against the spike protein, then you are protected.
Yes, the spikes on the thorn virus ball, they are the ones to protect yourself against, SARS researchers learned that – and that knowledge is now being applied.
But those three types of vaccine Sweden has signed contracts for them also being developed with an entirely new methodology – instead of sending the body a slaughtered protein or virus, you send a drawing so that the body itself produces proteins which then triggers the immune system.
He developed vaccines on it the old-fashioned way ends hopelessly behind in the race. Which works best is too early to say, but not only that – it may be best to give a first dose of one vaccine and then combine with another. What’s best, animal experiments will show in the future, says Ali Mirazimi.
– So on the road in a couple of years – vaccine research doesn’t end with this, it just keeps working. And then the vaccines get smarter and sharper.