Fauci, other leaders push for coronavirus vaccine

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— Three leading federal researchers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have outlined a path to develop new universal coronavirus vaccines.

In a writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Fauci and two colleagues say the virus that causes COVID-19 is unlikely to be eliminated, and current vaccines are too limited to prevent the emergence of new variants.

The group of experts says a universal vaccine could tackle a variety of illnesses including COVID, some common colds, and future viruses.

Among some of the hopes on the minds of researchers is to have the vaccine be one-dose, and include long-term immunity.