The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) is a Maryland-based government agency with a biomedical laboratory that researches and develops medical solutions for United States Service members. It has developed vaccines for infectious diseases and also conducts research on physiological resilience and enhanced neurological functioning.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, WRAIR increased its research and development of medical solutions at various angles to aid with the pandemic. It partnered with an unknown entity to develop a diagnostic platform to test for the virus as well as developed several versions of novel vaccine candidates based on previous vaccines so that they could be tested on humans. The institute also researched potential drug therapies for the virus.
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- Cluster: COVID-19A cluster of topics related to COVID-19. COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the WHO.