Anthony Fauci urged for the creation of “universal coronavirus vaccines” through global virus harvesting citing an “international effort” to find viruses that can infect people.
In a letter issued in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), together with two other agency leaders, David Morens and Jeffrey Taubenberger, advocated for the innovation of new vaccinations.
The declaration, titled “Universal Coronavirus Vaccines — An Urgent Need,” was released on January 27th and advocates for a vaccination that will protect against all animal coronaviruses capable of infecting people.
“These sobering facts suggest that SARS-CoV-2 is unlikely to be eliminated, let alone eradicated; it will probably continue to circulate indefinitely in periodic outbreaks and endemics,” the scientists conclude as part of their reasoning for devoting resources to creating new coronavirus vaccinations.
“The limitations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines suggest that they will ultimately need to be replaced by second-generation vaccines that induce more broadly protective and more durable immunity,” they add.
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To do just that, authorities from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who supported a bat coronavirus trial at the Chinese Wuhan Institute of Virology, call for a “international effort” to find the viruses in wild and farmed animals.
This study method is comparable to that used by Peter Daszak’s controversial organisation EcoHealth Alliance, which pursued “killer” coronaviruses and seemed to control them to boost lethality.
“To fully characterize the coronavirus ecosystem, a collaborative international effort should include extensive viral sampling of multiple bat species in multiple locales and of wild and farmed animals — including masked palm civet cats and raccoon dogs, which are frequently infected with coronaviruses — as well as viral and serologic study of humans involved in wildlife and farmed animal trades and those who are occupationally exposed to bats,” explain the National Institutes of Health officials.
“Some animal coronaviruses that may have pandemic potential have already been identified, and many more remain to be detected,” the authors summarize.
This strategy can be used “in developing broadly protective “universal” vaccines (protecting against all betacoronaviruses, and ideally all coronaviruses),” according to Fauci and his co-authors.
“It would also permit study of cross-reacting epitopes, which is important for vaccine development, and support epidemiologic and serologic studies of human infection,” adds the statement.