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Antiviral Drug Used to Treat Cats May Also Work Against Covid-19, Say Scientists
Dais Newsfeed | 28/08/2020 07:14 PM | Click to read full article
A drug used to cure a deadly viral disease in cats may be effective as a treatment for humans against the novel coronavirus.
The scientists noted that the drug interferes with the virus' ability to replicate, and may help end infection. The drug is an inhibitor of some of the body's protease molecules, which are key to many body functions, and are common targets for drugs to treat everything from high blood pressure to cancer.