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Sharks Could Be Harvested for COVID-19 Vaccine – WebMD

A natural oil found in sharks’ liver called squalene is used to create coronavirus-related vaccines so sharks could become a resource for the oil.

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September 30, 2020 — About half a million sharks could be killed to harvest squalene, a natural oil used in vaccines, to create coronavirus-related vaccines, several wildlife experts told The Daily Mail.
Squalene, an ingredient in several COVID-19 vaccine candidates, is made in a sharks liver. Its sometimes used to increase the effectiveness of a vaccine by creating a stronger immune response and has been incorporated in some current flu vaccines, the news outlet reported.
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