NEW STUDY SAYS CANNABIS CAN HELP IN BLOCKING CORONAVIRUS
It is an undisputed fact that the spread of the coronavirus has pushed the government, pharmaceutical companies and more into looking for the perfect solution as well as to create a vaccine against the deadly infection. Meanwhile, scientists at the University of Lethbridge have been studying a way to block COVID-19 infection, and cannabis have high chances of keeping the virus away.
Researchers have studied more than 400 strains of weeds and reduced the number of strains to 12: that have the greatest potential for preventing the virus. The essence of the study was to get the best way to stop the virus from finding a potential host in the oral cavities, intestines, and lungs.
The study’s lead researcher, Dr. Igor Kovalchuk, said: “Some of them reduced the number of these (viral) receptors by 73%, which means the chances of the virus getting in is very low. If the number of receptor can be reduced, the probability of getting infected is low. “Kovalchuk noted that if the test is reviewed and more research is done, the study can be reported as a gel capsule, an inhaler and / or a mouthwash.