Toronto calls in the superheroes to help with vaccinating young children against COVID-19.
The public is being asked to contact their local politicians early and frequently to express support for vaccination and protect young children against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Those in cities with large populations like New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, are asked to visit www.nbcphiladelphia.com — a social media platform to show your support by visiting one of the city’s “loyalty points” and making a donation.
Toronto is one of nine regions in the U.S. to order 1 million doses of vaccine made from genetically-modified virus, the first area to do so, according to the news site.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees vaccine development, decided to use a modified B.E.S.T. vaccine as the first test subjects in a massive production effort to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
The new vaccine — which is derived from a virus known as vaccinia — can offer protection against three different viruses that can cause influenza like colds and flus and COVID-19, officials said.
“This is an important milestone in our efforts to secure this vaccine for development and use,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said. “The availability of a vaccine will be a powerful tool for us to learn as quickly as possible about how the virus, how we can combat it and how we can develop a vaccine against it.”
Fauci said the goal of the effort is to make it one of the vaccines that can be deployed to help fight a worldwide outbreak.
“It is hoped that the availability of this vaccine and the availability of this technology will be used to create a global vaccine against this disease,” he said, adding that the vaccine is still in the “