Future Developments

The Coronavirus Task Force is currently seeking joint research facilities. (https://www.covid19-taskforce.jp/) We plan to analyze the human genes of samples collected in July of this year and quickly compile the results of our research by September. We will reveal, through analysis, the genes associated with the exacerbation of COVID-19 among Japanese people in order to predict exacerbation at the time of diagnosis. Using these genes as an index for medical administration and for informing medical guidelines is expected to help prevent medical collapse during a potential second or third wave of COVID-19. Based on the immunological genetic information obtained, it is also expected to inform the design of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine that will be adapted for many Japanese people.