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Super Vaccine Effective Against All COVID Variants, Including Omicron, Created by Army

Newsweek logo Newsweek 12/22/2021 Jack Dutton
Licensed Vocational Nurse Eloisa Flores administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at a vaccination clinic in Los Angeles, California on December 15, 2021. In a few weeks, scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are expected to announce a vaccine that is effective against all SARS and COVID-19 variants, including Omicron. © Federic Brown Licensed Vocational Nurse Eloisa Flores administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at a vaccination clinic in Los Angeles, California on December 15, 2021. In a few weeks, scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are expected to announce a vaccine that is effective against all SARS and COVID-19 variants, including Omicron.

In a few weeks, scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are expected to announce a vaccine that is effective against all SARS and COVID-19 variants, including Omicron.

The vaccine has been in the works for almost two years, Defense One reported, after the army received its first DNA sequencing of the COVID-19 virus in early 2020. The military at an early stage attempted to make a vaccine that would be effective against different variants, the news outlet reported.

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Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, director of Walter Reed's infectious diseases branch told Defense One said the vaccine has had "positive results" at the trial stage.

"Walter Reed's Spike Ferritin Nanoparticle COVID-19 vaccine, or SpFN, completed animal trials earlier this year with positive results," he said.

"Phase 1 of human trials, which tested the vaccine against Omicron and the other variants, wrapped up this month, again with positive results that are undergoing final review."

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