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Tomenable
03-04-20, 14:47
"HTCC as a highly effective polymeric inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV":

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.29.014183v1

https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/krakow-team-invents-coronavirus-fighting-substance-11735

"Abstract
The beginning of 2020 brought us information about the novel coronavirus emerging in China. Rapid research resulted in the characterization of the pathogen, which appeared to be a member of the SARS-like cluster, commonly seen in bats. Despite the global and local efforts, the virus escaped the healthcare measures and rapidly spread in China and later globally, officially causing a pandemic and global crisis in March 2020. At present, different scenarios are being written to contain the virus, but the development of novel anticoronavirals for all highly pathogenic coronaviruses remains the major challenge. Here, we describe the antiviral activity of previously developed by us HTCC compound (N-(2-hydroxypropyl)-3-trimethylammonium chitosan chloride), which may be used as potential inhibitor of currently circulating highly pathogenic coronaviruses - SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV."

scandinavia
16-04-20, 09:51
Hopefully, this would be the solution for saving millions of lives as the vaccine is not yet available.