ICMR will conduct study to find effectiveness of BCG vaccine against COVID-19 - (The Financial Express via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will conduct a study to find the efficacy of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine against COVID-19, reported The Financial Express.

  • Raman Gangakhedkar, head of epidemiology and communicable diseases at the ICMR, said the health research group will begin a study on the effectiveness of the vaccine against coronavirus infection next week. 

  • "Until the results of the study are out and evidence is obtained, we will not recommend the vaccine even to health workers," he said in response to a question regarding its usage.

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