A chewing gum that could reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission


According to a New Study Covid Gum could be on the way! No joke. They say, Chewing gum laced with a plant-grown protein acts as a “trap” for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), reducing viral load in saliva and potentially slowing transmission.

“This gum offers an opportunity to neutralise the virus in the saliva, giving us a simple way to possibly cut down on a source of disease transmission,” Daniell added.

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They demonstrated that by incubating samples obtained from nasopharyngeal swabs from Covid-positive patients with the gum, the ACE2 present could neutralise SARS-CoV-2 viruses.

The research team is currently working to obtain permission to conduct a clinical trial to see if the approach is safe and effective when tested on SARS-CoV-2 infected people.

So you can chew gum or call Joe Rogan.