Created a chewing gum remedy for coronavirus

US Scientists Have Created Chewing Gum to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus This was reported on the website of the University of Pennsylvania.

One of the creators of a new remedy for COVID-19 explained that the virus multiplies in saliva, and their chewing gum is able to neutralize the virus. Virus particles are released when someone infected sneezes, coughs, or even just talks, he said. “Chewing gum will neutralize the virus in saliva, and this is an easy way for us to prevent this from spreading the disease,” said team leader Henry Daniell.

The drug is based on ACE2 protein, which injections reduce viral load with severe infections. Scientists have grown the protein in the laboratory and combined it with other substances, on the basis of which they have created chewing gum that blocks the ACE2 receptor. This prevents the binding of the coronavirus spike protein.

In June 2021, it was reported that the Central Research Institute (CSRI) of the Ministry of Defense began developing a drug against coronavirus in the form of chewing gum. The work is carried out by the 48th Central Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense, which previously, together with the Gamaleya Center, participated in the creation of the Sputnik V vaccine. A source in the department clarified that the mucosal vaccine against COVID-19 is being developed in the form of chewable tablets and pastilles.