Israeli biotech firm SaNOtize claimed today, that it has developed a nasal spray that lessens the severity of coronavirus and significantly reduces transmission.
Dr Gilly Regev the co-founder of SaNOtize, told Jewish News that using the spray would reduce infection. The company has been running a trial at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust in Surrey, where no adverse effects were reported.
UK media is reporting this afternoon, that if approved, the nasal spray might allow unvaccinated citizens to travel abroad this summer.
Dr Gilly Regev told the Jewish News;
“We call it ‘the hand sanitiser for the nose’ because the idea is everyone will carry it in their pocket like they carry a hand sanitizer today and so prevent people getting infected so we can get out of this.”
Dr Stephen Winchester led the NHS trial. He said that it was a “major advance” in the global battle against the pandemic.
“Our trial included patients with a variant of concern and high viral loads yet still demonstrated significant reductions in the levels of SARS-CoV-2, which could be critical in supporting vaccines, preventing future outbreaks and safely reopening economies,” he said.
“Simply stated, I think this could be revolutionary.”
Is this good news for those who have no intention of accepting a coronavirus vaccine? Time will tell. I’d like to know a little bit more about SaNOtize and what exactly is in the company’s nasal spray.
Then again, it could be sugar and water and I wouldn’t take it. I mean it. Even if it did allow me to board a plane or book a table at a restaurant, I”d still tell them to shove it. I will not be coerced. Ever.