According to a new paper published in Nature Communications, a novel computer algorithm that could build a widely reactive influenza vaccine for swine flu also provides a way toward a pan-influenza vaccine and probably a pan-coronavirus vaccine.

The immune responses to the vaccine showed very promising breadth against diverse viral variants. “The same basic principles may be applicable to developing a pan-coronavirus vaccine to enable a rapid vaccine response to future coronavirus cross-species jumps,” said Korber.

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