TB vaccine BCG declared useful for Covid-19 patients


The scientists have declared the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, historically used to prevent tuberculosis, helpful in the treatment of Covid-19.

The BCG vaccine was prepared in 1924 to prevent tuberculosis.

The research carried out in several countries proves that the vaccine can boost immune system. It can be helpful in treating the coronavirus patients.

The scientists say the BCG vaccine would be more beneficial for the people working on high risk including health workers and police officials.

It is to be noted that scientists around the world are making efforts to prepare a safe vaccine for the Covid-19.

In Pakistan, over 245,000 coronavirus cases have been reported while more than 5,100 people have so far died from the virus.