Substances for Corona vaccine can be gotten from tobacco plants
In a strong piece of irony, it has recently emerged that tobacco plants can contribute to the fight against the Corona virus, a disease that mainly affects the lungs and where smokers are at a higher risk. According to tobacco manufacturer BAT, it appears that tobacco plants can make a major contribution to the production of vaccines. If the test phase goes well, millions of vaccines will be distributed from June.
How does tobacco work as a vaccine against Corona?
Let's say that smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other things do not work against the COVID-19 virus, this method concerns the plants and the way in which vaccines are made. British American Tobacco (BAT) has a patented in-house technology that allows tobacco plants to grow very quickly. These plants offer some significant advantages in vaccine production. For example, the plants do not carry germs that can make people sick, and they also build up elements in the plant that are useful in making a vaccine. Also, no cooling is required, which is the case with common methods.
No certainty of success
It is not yet possible to determine whether the lawsuit will work against Corona, a subsidiary of KBP that was successful in 2014 in developing a successful Ebola vaccine. KBP falls under Reynolds American, which is another subsidiary of BAT. At the time of writing, development was still in its early stages, so it is not certain that tobacco plants will yield a working Corona vaccine. Although the news was first released on April 1, 2020, it was via an official press release from British American Tobacco. Because a manufacturer who knowingly endangers people with cancer-causing products, and is now developing vaccines for a virus, is hard to believe. If the vaccine could be vaporized in an e-cigarette instead of injecting via e-liquid, the ironic circle would be complete.