UK scientists develop anti-COVID nasal spray

A patient receives a nasal spray vaccine during a clinic held by Montgomery County Health and Human Services for the H1N1 virus on October 9, 2009 at the Dennis Avenue County Health Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. AFP PHOTO / Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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A nasal spray that can prevent coronavirus infections and transmissions has been developed by a team of scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK, Sky News reported on Thursday.

The study backing the spray, which is awaiting peer review, claims it catches and neutralizes the virus in the nose, where it can be destroyed by blowing through the nostrils or swallowing.

As the spray envelops the virus, any particles that are passed on to another person through sneezing or coughing are less likely to result in transmission, scientists said.

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