Could CHEWING GUM finally end the COVID pandemic – and stop the flu too? Scientists create new confection which traps virus particles in saliva, easing symptoms and lowering transmission risk

The gum contains a plant-grown protein which traps the Covid-19 virus inside saliva, which slowing transmission from person to person and from cell to cell

The gum was developed by a team led by Dr. Henry Daniell of the Penn School of Dental Medicine, with help from scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine

Researchers are preparing to launch the first human trial, and hope the gum could serve as a low-cost and easy to use option for fighting Covid-19 


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