Web Desk. Coronavirus vaccines have been developed by various companies. However, medical experts are still exploring new ways to develop more effective vaccines against the Coronavirus. In the same effort, American scientists have now discovered a way to make a vaccine from snakes.
According to Mail Online, scientists have discovered a compound in the Burmese dragon found in the forests of the US state of Florida. The name of this compound is Squalene.
This compound is a natural substance like oil. On a commercial scale, it is extracted from fish oil. It is especially found in the liver of sharks. However, extracting it from sharks is a controversial process, as sharks are at risk of extinction.
Therefore, experts say that this compound can be obtained from this Burmese breed of dragons found in Florida instead of sharks. Scientists also say that the compound in a 10-foot dragon is large enough to produce 3,500 doses of the vaccine. The compound was first used to make vaccines in 1997 when it was included in the influenza vaccine.