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Mihai G. Netea
University of Bonn
Innate immune systemVaccinationRespiratory tract infectionsBCG vaccineImmunity
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#1Luke A. J. O'Neill (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 109
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Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) vaccination has been reported to decrease susceptibility to respiratory tract infections, an effect proposed to be mediated by the general long-term boosting of innate immune mechanisms, also termed trained immunity. Here, we discuss the non-specific beneficial effects of BCG against viral infections and whether this vaccine may afford protection to COVID-19. Could the BCG vaccine be used to bridge the gap until a specific COVID-19 vaccine is developed? Luke O’Neil...
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