“Imagine: An antiviral inhaler that could protect you from the coronavirus. One puff a day that keeps COVID away?
If it sounds like a distant dream, wake up: A team of scientists from the University of California, San Francisco claim to have created it.
The scientists developed a tiny molecule that they say can latch onto SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and make it impossible for the virus to infect human cells. There’s a hell of a lot of testing left to go before their treatment reaches shelves, but the team suspects that a single puff from the inhaler every day could keep people safe until a vaccine is finally ready…”