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"New Treatment for Covid-19 Shows Promise, but Scientists Urge Caution" - Benjamin Mueller

  • The New York Times
  • New York, NY
  • (July 20, 2020)

A British drug company said Monday that an inhaled form of a commonly used medicine could slash the odds of Covid-19 patients becoming severely ill, a sliver of good news in the race to find treatments that was met by scientists with equal measures of caution and cheer. “If there is the material to distribute it to the population, and you could keep the price down, this could absolutely be a game changer,” said Benjamin tenOever, a professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. “I don’t doubt it will work. I just don’t know how feasible it is.”

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