Two vaccine candidates in late-stage clinical trials use the messenger RNA delivery platform to encode a stabilized SARS-CoV-2 spike immunogen. SARS-COV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19, and the spike protein facilitates its entry into the cells, says James Ragotzkie . Two other vaccine candidates use adenoviruses, which cause the common cold. Another vaccine candidate uses the modified vesicular stomatitis virus to deliver the instructions for the SARS-CoV-2 protein into cells. Modified vesicular stomatitis is a virus affecting livestock. This delivery system has worked well for building immunity to

James Ragotzkie is a board-certified pharmacist in Albany and graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. James Ragotzkie also is an accomplished church organist and member of the American Guild of Organists.

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Originally published at http://ipsnews.net on September 14, 2020.

Jim Ragotzkie

James Ragotzkie is a board-certified Pharmacist in New York. James Ragotzkie is a proud member of the American Guild of Organists

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