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Experts claim that chewing gum can stop the transmission of Covid-19, wow... Really?

 


For almost two years, all countries have struggled and worked together to continue breaking the chain of the spread of Covid-19. Experts are constantly making various innovations to recover and stop the spread.

Starting from the existence of various types of vaccines, the existence of anti-virus drugs, and other efforts made.


However, a recent study revealed some surprising news. That chewing gum can effectively be a new innovation to reduce the spread of Covid-19.



The discovery was made by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with The Wistar Institute, and Fraunhofer USA. They say that chewing gum mixed with vegetable protein can neutralize the virus in saliva by trapping SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.


"SARS-CoV-2 replicates in the salivary glands, and we know that when an infected person sneezes, coughs, it can transmit and reach others. This chewing gum can neutralize the virus in saliva, thus providing us with a simple way to reduce the source of Covid transmission. -19," said the study leader from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry.



Previously, Daniell has studied and tested the protein angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) to treat hypertension to reduce dental plaque. It did not end there, he also tried to test chewing gum with the protein ACE2 derived from this plant to reduce SARS-CoV-2 in the mouth.


Working with Ronald Collman, a virologist at Penn Medicine, the results were quite surprising!


After testing positive patients for Covid-19, it turns out that this chewing gum can neutralize the corona virus. This method can help prevent or stop the spread of Covid-19 when someone is talking, breathing, or coughing. Because the virus will attach directly to the ACE2 in the gum.


In the future, the chewing gum that has been tested by experts can be stored for years at normal temperatures, without fearing the benefits will be damaged if chewed.



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