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‘Extraordinary Work’: How Pittsburgh Is Leading the Way in the Fight Against COVID-19

Scientists in Pittsburgh have created a potential vaccine that could completely neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. A group of researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine calls the vaccine PittCoVacc, short for Pittsburgh Coronavirus Vaccine. When tested in mice, the vaccine produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 in quantities…

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