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Expert: Animal research key to SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Lessons learned in the response to the 2003 SARS outbreak highlight the importance of testing SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates in animals and detecting neutralizing antibodies in people who have recovered from COVID-19, WHO Center for Reference and Research on Influenza Director Kanta Subbarao wrote in Cell Host and Microbe. Animal experiments with SARS-CoV-2 have shown that neutralizing antibodies protect from reinfection, Subbarao wrote.

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