British scientists decided to test on volunteers whether the tuberculosis vaccine helps in the fight against coronavirus. Writes about this Daily Mail. The theory of the relationship between the BCG vaccine and the mild course of coronavirus infection appeared after analyzing data on cases and deaths. In Russia and the former socialist countries, the number of patients with complications from COVID-19 is significantly less than in the United States. Despite the fact that in our country vaccination against tuberculosis is mandatory, but in the States it is simply not done.
For the study, scientists will take a group of 10 thousand volunteers around the world. Half of them will receive the BCG vaccine, and the rest will receive a dummy. Who will receive which injection only experimenters will know. The results, according to experts, can be assessed in six months.