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Vietnam 23 Apr 2020 | 7:00 AM

Tuberculosis vaccine being tested for Covid-19 fight

Up to 800 Vietna­mese frontline healthcare workers have agreed to take part in a clinical trial designed to test the effectiveness of a tuberculosis vaccine against Covid-19.

World 03 Apr 2020 | 3:47 AM

Explainer: How an old tuberculosis vaccine might help fight the new coronavirus

(Reuters) - There is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, that is spreading rapidly around the world. But scientists in several countries are testing a century-old tuberculosis (TB) vaccine to see if it might boost the immune system to reduce respiratory symptoms in people who get new coronavirus infections.

World 26 Mar 2020 | 9:29 PM

Australia enters 4,000 healthcare workers in trial for coronavirus vaccine

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australian healthcare workers will begin a trial to see if a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis can fight off the new coronavirus, researchers said, joining a global test of the unorthodox solution underway in several countries.