How BCG, A Century-Old Vaccine, Might Fight COVID

Moshe Arditi on the BCG Vaccine and COVID

The BCG vaccine is given to millions of kids every year.  Can it help fight COVID? Dr. Moshe Arditi at Cedars/Sinai has been leading a fascinating clinical trial to determine whether this vaccine might help teach the immune system to fight off not just tuberculosis but the pandemic we now face. And — possibly — to be better at fighting viruses in general. We spoke with Dr. Arditi about the trial and what its results so far might mean.