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Plant-Based Drugs and Vaccines for COVID-19

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Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 2E8, Canada
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Department of Biochemistry, University of Health Sciences, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
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Forest Ridge Health Care Inc., Toronto, ON M5J 2V1, Canada
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Department of Life Sciences, Abdus Salam School of Sciences, Nusrat Jahan College, Chenab Nagar 35460, Pakistan
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Vaccines 2021, 9(1), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9010015
Received: 24 November 2020 / Revised: 15 December 2020 / Accepted: 21 December 2020 / Published: 30 December 2020
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has turned our own health and the world economy upside down. While several vaccine candidates are currently under development, antivirals with the potential to limit virus transmission or block infection are also being explored. Plant production platforms are being used to generate vaccines and antiviral proteins inexpensively and at mass scale. The following review discusses the biology and origins of the current coronavirus pandemic, and describes some of the conventional, synthetic, and plant-based approaches to address the challenge that it presents to our way of life. View Full-Text
Keywords: coronavirus; antibodies; plants; vaccines; antivirals coronavirus; antibodies; plants; vaccines; antivirals
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