How Nasal Vaccines Could Transform the Pandemic (with Eric Topol)
COVID-19 vaccines are no longer blocking infections like they used to. Nasal vaccines could help patch up the holes where the new variants like BA.5 are getting in. Andy talks to physician and scientist Eric Topol about the promising trials underway, when we could see a nasal vaccine hit the market, and why it could transform our pandemic response by providing mucosal immunity.
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- Read Eric and Akiko Iwasaki’s piece about how nasal vaccines could achieve mucosal immunity against Omicron: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciimmunol.add9947
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