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An appraisal of the current scenario in vaccine research for COVID-19


Chong, WC and Chellappan, DK and Shukla, SD and Peterson, GM and Patel, RP and Jha, NK and Eri, RD and Dua, K and Tambuwala, MM and Shastri, MD, An appraisal of the current scenario in vaccine research for COVID-19, Viruses, 13 pp. 1-18. ISSN 1999-4915 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3390/v13071397


The recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has drawn global attention, affecting millions, disrupting economies and healthcare modalities. With its high infection rate, COVID-19 has caused a colossal health crisis worldwide. While information on the comprehensive nature of this infectious agent, SARS-CoV-2, still remains obscure, ongoing genomic studies have been successful in identifying its genomic sequence and the presenting antigen. These may serve as promising, potential therapeutic targets in the effective management of COVID-19. In an attempt to establish herd immunity, massive efforts have been directed and driven toward developing vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. This review, in this direction, is aimed at providing the current scenario and future perspectives in the development of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, vaccines, therapeutic targets, immunity
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Pharmaceutical sciences
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Human pharmaceutical products
Objective Field:Human biological preventatives
UTAS Author:Shukla, SD (Mr Shakti Shukla)
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
UTAS Author:Patel, RP (Dr Rahul Patel)
UTAS Author:Eri, RD (Associate Professor Raj Eri)
UTAS Author:Shastri, MD (Mr Madhur Shastri)
ID Code:145360
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2021-07-19
Last Modified:2021-09-15
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