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Chinese Scientists Find New Approach To Fighting COVID-19

According to press reports, a team of Chinese scientists may have found the elixir that could prevent the coronavirus from entering the cells.

The scientists have isolated several antibodies which they believe could be extremely effective at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could help treat or prevent COVID-19.

The coronavirus disease which originated in Wuhan, China is an infectious disease that has been wreaking havoc around the world.

The disease causes a respiratory illness with symptoms such as cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

The disease is spread primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze.

There is currently no proven effective treatment for the disease.

A scientist at a university in Beijing said a drug made with antibodies, like the ones his team has found, could be used more effectively than the current approaches.

According to Reuters, one scientist declared that his team conducted another test to see whether it could prevent the virus from entering cells.

He said among the first 20 antibodies tested, four were able to block viral entry and of those, two were exceedingly good at doing so.   

Robin Malcolm, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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