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A Tapeworm Drug as a COVID Antiviral?

The molecule kills the virus and reduces inflammation

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A study by researchers at the Scripps Research Institute looking into potential COVID-19 medications has revealed a surprising lead candidate: a drug currently used to treat tapeworm infections. The compound was shown to not only dampen inflammation but block the proliferation of SARS-CoV-2, making it a promising potential therapeutic to treat…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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