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COVID nasal sprays may one day prevent and treat infection. Here's where the science is up to

By Lara Herrero, Research Leader in Virology and Infectious Disease, Griffith University
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We have vaccines to boost our immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. We have medicines you can take at home (and in hospital) to treat COVID. Now researchers are trialling something new.

They want to develop drugs that stop the virus getting into the body in the first place. That includes nasal sprays that stop the virus attaching to cells in the nose.

Other researchers are looking at the potential for nasal sprays to stop the virus replicating in the nose, or to make the nose a hostile place to enter the body.

Here’s where the science is…The Conversation


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