Flemish virologists are on the trail of promising medicine: “…

Virologists from the Rega Institute in Leuven are on the trail of a promising drug against the corona virus. Tests on hamsters showed that high doses of favipiravir, a flu medicine used in Japan, virtually destroyed the virus. “It may even work preventively to prevent contamination,” says Professor Johan Neyts (KU Leuven).

We already knew Remdesivir. For the time being, it is the only virus-inhibiting agent on the market that has proven effects for corona patients. This shortens the duration of hospitalization for specific groups …

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