I also heard an interview on NPR this AM concerning the testing of BCG as it is related to Cov-19. They also mentioned it in relation to diabetes, something about a genetic affect?? Testing various strains of BCG.
I recently had my 6mo Cysto a couple of months ago and am still waiting on availability of BCG to get my maintenance treatments. It took about 3 months last time so fingers crossed. I have had 21 total treatments so far but my Urologists said he wanted to continue with the maintenance treatments as long as I could tolerate it. I had only a few side effects until my #21st treatment and then a lot of burning - it took me about 5 months to get over.
As I watched on the screen as he performed the Cysto and he showed me 2 small spots where the BCG had recently worked on some recurrent CIS (scar tissue).
Like everyone I hope this leads to an increase in production and doesn't affect us Bladder Cancer patients who depend on it.