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How is it that they've managed to find a covid vaccine in just under a year but they still haven't found a vaccine for malaria?
Apparently half a million to a million still die from malaria every year.
- TarkarriLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Firstly because one is caused by a parasite and the other is caused by a virus.
Secondly, there is a malaria vaccine but it requires 4 doses and has a fairly low efficacy.
- The First DragonLv 71 month ago
I guess because malaria doesn't spread from person to person, and it's only a big problem in poorer countries.
But that's no excuse, is it?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Covid type research has been going on from before the start of the Covid 19 virus emerged. It became intensified a year ago, with massive amounts of financial support, in several countries.
- geezerLv 71 month ago
Malaria isn't a virus .. it's a parasite.
There are anti-malaria drugs that you should take if you are going on holiday to a place where there is malaria .. but (like the vaccine and Covid) you have to actually take them !!