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"Novavax reports promising early study of combined COVID-19, flu vaccine"
Posted by: Ted King
Date: May 10, 2021 12:14PM
[thehill.com]

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Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday that an early study in animals of a combination COVID-19 and flu vaccine produced a positive immune response.

The combination vaccine produced “robust” antibody responses to both coronavirus and the flu in a study in ferrets, the company said. The shot is still early in the development process, and the company said clinical trials in humans “are expected to begin by the end of the year.”

"Despite low rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza remains a significant risk to global public health and the need for versatile, more effective vaccines is as important as ever, including against the flu,” said Gregory Glenn, Novavax’s president of research and development. "We believe that this novel combination vaccine candidate ... could be an important future tool in the long-term fight against both of these harmful respiratory viruses."

Just animal studies so far, but hopefully it will translate well into humans.
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Re: "Novavax reports promising early study of combined COVID-19, flu vaccine"
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 10, 2021 12:20PM
The minks will rise again!






Mink are part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, otters, and ferrets.
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Re: "Novavax reports promising early study of combined COVID-19, flu vaccine"
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 10, 2021 12:54PM
Good. A different approach from the current mRNA crop gives more possibilities.
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Re: "Novavax reports promising early study of combined COVID-19, flu vaccine"
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 10, 2021 02:01PM
Cha-ching!
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Re: "Novavax reports promising early study of combined COVID-19, flu vaccine"
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 10, 2021 02:02PM
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cbelt3
Good. A different approach from the current mRNA crop gives more possibilities.

Yes, and plus the fact that with a protein-based vaccine, you can more easily hit multiple targets with the vaccine, e.g., spike protein plus another couple of proteins, say the protease and ORF8, and really strangle this virus.




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: "Novavax reports promising early study of combined COVID-19, flu vaccine"
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 10, 2021 02:52PM
Sign me up!

(When all the trials have been completed and a million or so other people go first.)
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Re: "Novavax reports promising early study of combined COVID-19, flu vaccine"
Posted by: rgG
Date: May 10, 2021 05:50PM
One fewer jab sounds good to me. I hate needles.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: "Novavax reports promising early study of combined COVID-19, flu vaccine"
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 10, 2021 06:58PM
I don't mind the needles. In fact, on the last shot I got I felt zero pain. I didn't actually feel the puncture at all; all I felt was a slight pressure as if I was lightly touched by a finger.



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