KEY TRIAL FACTS

The Australian - - FRONT PAGE -

• 4000 Aus­tralian doc­tors, nurses and other health care work­ers in­volved • The tu­ber­cu­lo­sis-bust­ing vaccine is al­ready given to 130 mil­lion chil­dren a year • The drug boosts im­mu­nity, par­tic­u­larly to vi­ral res­pi­ra­tory tract in­fec­tions

• The TB vaccine is read­ily avail­able and pro­duc­tion can be ramped up • If suc­cess­ful, it could be used a main­stream treat­ment for COVID-19

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