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Dame Sarah Gilbert: scientific advances contra viruses must not be lost

Until scientists know more about it, people should be careful of the new variant. She also mentioned boosters for vulnerable people.

Dame Sarah Gilbert: scientific advances contra virus must not be lost

Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine inventors, Dame Sarah Gilbert, released that another pandemic virus will endanger lives and might be more infectious and fatal.

Dame Sarah Gilbert: scientific advances contra virus must not be lost

So that, the scientific approaches made in research against battling deadly viruses “must not be misplaced”

It’s not the last time a virus approaches

Dame Sarah mentioned, “It will not be the last time a virus approaches our lives and our livelihoods. The fact is, the next one could be more serious. It could be more infectious, or more fatal, or even both.”

We shouldn’t allow any funding pandemic preparedness after what people have gone through until this moment. The advances we have done, and the knowledge we have earned, must not be wasted, added her.

She has been constructing and testing vaccines for more than 10 years. She essentially used antigens from malaria and influenza and started the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine project in early 2020 during Covid first appeared in China. The vaccine applies in more than 170 countries around the world.

Commented about new virus variant

Dame Sarah added about the Omicron variant that the spike protein of this variant includes mutations already known to enhance the transmissibility of the virus.

Until scientists know more about it, people should be careful of the new variant. She also mentioned boosters for vulnerable people.

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