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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
If they can get this to work, the next step might be a self-replicating mRNA vaccine. Which would be cool because SARS-CoV-2 is a self-replicating mRNA virus. Fight fire with fire!

Here is a list of different vaccine approaches being tried.
  1. Live attenuated viruses, somewhat like the OPV virus. Aparently in research phase, but not trials yet.
  2. Inactivated virus (no self replication when ultimately used).
  3. Splicing the RNA/DNA to make the spike protein into a "harmless" virus, and having it exhibit the protein in the human body. The virus can either be "replicating", or modified to not replicate in vivo.
  4. Isolating and injecting just the Spike protein.
Anyway, "self replicating" isn't that far fetched.
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