Significantly Improved COVID-19 Outcomes in Countries with Higher BCG Vaccination Coverage: A Multivariable Analysis

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Open Access Article
Significantly Improved COVID-19 Outcomes in Countries with Higher BCG Vaccination Coverage: A Multivariable Analysis
by Danielle Klinger , Ido Blass , Nadav Rappoport and Michal Linial
Vaccines 2020, 8(3), 378; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8030378 (registering DOI) – 11 Jul 2020
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic that started in China has spread within 3 months to the entire globe. We tested the hypothesis that the vaccination against tuberculosis by Bacille Calmette–Guérin vaccine (BCG) correlates with a better outcome for COVID-19 patients. Our analysis covers 55 countries