A recent study from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) alleged that it could be possible to develop vaccines transmittable to uninoculated individuals. Amid the threats of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus (COVID-19), the report has raised concerns over the already doubted vaccines developed to counter the disease.
The paper from Johns Hopkins University (reuploaded here, currently unavailable on its website) introduced that there is available technology scientists can employ to innovate vaccines for "the event of a grave public health threat." The idea is that vaccination coverage could be bolstered by a fraction of inoculated individuals within a community.
"The vision is that a small number of individuals in the target population could be vaccinated, and the vaccine strain would then circulate in the population much like a pathogenic virus," the report stated.
The technology at present, according to the university's report, is only applied to animals since they are the primary source of infectious diseases, making it a priority for the vaccination system to start with them.