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500,000 sharks could be killed for use in coronavirus vaccine

26 days ago   |   By Metro

Sharks are slaughtered for squalene, a natural oil made in their liver
Half a million sharks could be slaughtered to obtain an ingredient used in coronavirus vaccines, conservationists have warned.
Squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks, is being used in some of the Covid-19 vaccines underway. The substance is currently used in medicine as an adjuvant - an ingredient that increases the effectiveness of vaccines by creating a stronger immune response.
British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline currently uses shark squalene in flu vaccines, and said it would manufacture a billion...
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Half a million sharks may be killed in effort to make Covid vaccine, wildlife experts say

Half a million sharks may be killed in effort to make Covid vaccine, wildlife experts say

26 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

The top predators are harvested for squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks, which is listed as an ingredient on a number of candidates for the Covid-19 vaccine.
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