Poland working on Covid-19 vaccine

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A medical team in Poznan is working on a Covid-19 vaccine which will also treat the disease in infected patients.

The head of the team, Professor Andrzej Mackiewicz told PAP that once introduced into the patient's organism, the vaccine will act similarly to the Covid virus to destroy it in the body.

Mackiewicz said the vaccine differs from the mRNA preparations currently used against the coronavirus, and is based on cancer vaccine technology.

A prominent cancer vaccine researcher, Mackiewicz heads the Cancer Diagnostics and Immunology Institute at the Wielkopolskie Oncological Centre in Poznan, as well as the Medical Biotechnology Chair at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences.