Experts around the world are working to treat Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, but so far there has been no significant success. At the moment, more attention is being paid to vaccines, but it is difficult to say anything about their success at the moment, even though their supply will be limited in the beginning.
But work is underway in various countries to develop sprays that can protect against the coronavirus. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK expect a spray to be available in the next few months that will provide a 19 to 2-day protection covid-19. The researchers have been working on the spray since April last year and are now consulting for large-scale production. Dr Richard Mowax, head of the research team, said he was confident the spray formula would help break down social distance restrictions.
The nasal spray has not yet been named and uses pre-approved medical ingredients, which means it is safe for humans and will not require further approval. This spray will create a coating in the nostrils that will prevent the virus from entering the body, which will also allow the user to breathe in the air with viral particles, as the virus will become ineffective. “We’re talking to big companies about the general availability of this because we think they’ll be able to get the spray to the people in a much better way,” said Dr Richard. He said the spray could reach people faster than any new drug. Last year, researchers announced that laboratory experiments had shown that the spray could stop the spread of the coronavirus for up to 48 hours.
The research team believes that the daily use of this spray will be enough to protect the general public. The researchers said that the spray would be more effective in children returning to school. He said that this spray can be used equally in children and adults. The spray combines an antiviral agent, carrageenan, and a salon gellan.
Columbia University in the United States is also developing a nasal spray whose initial results were released in November last year. According to the results, the spray was successful in preventing covid-19 in 3D models of the animal as well as human lungs. This lipopeptide (a combination of lipid and peptide) prevents the coronavirus by blocking viral proteins in the membrane of the affected cell. It works instantly and lasts for at least 24 hours, according to researchers. It’s a low-cost, long-lasting spray that doesn’t even need a refrigerator.
But researchers say the spray still needs time to reach the public, as it will require first human clinical trials and mass production. One such spray is being worked on in Australia, the results of which have been encouraging to animals so far. Australian researchers say the drug-like molecule could be used as a nasal spray, with preliminary results released in September 2020. According to these results, this spray activates the body’s natural immune system by connecting with the cells of the nostrils.
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