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Bavarian aims for universal Covid-19 booster

Bavarian Nordic is betting on its vaccine candidate providing broad protection, and imminent trial results could indicate where the booster has potential.

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In February, Bavarian Nordic will have the next round of results ready from a trial of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate. According to the company’s CEO, Paul Chaplin, the vaccine will be universal in its protection, as reported by Danish business daily Børsen.

”With the success that boosters have had, and the flattening of Omicron’s curve, we don’t need an Omicron specific vaccine. The vaccines designed against the strain found in Wuhan, and which are mRNA based, are adequate to prevent a serious infection,” Chaplin tells Børsen

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