A brief communication from researchers in Australia, tells of work they have been carrying out on a novel approach to COVID control.
Apparently, and details are so far very skimpy, they have challenged chickens with the COVID-19 virus and have harvested the type of antibody which acts in a local way, from the yolks of the eggs laid by those chickens.
Their plan is to refine the procedure to eventually produce a nasal spray, which can be used for temporary, local blocking of circulating wild virus.
It’s use could be employed when taking public transport, or entering crowded places, and could offer temporary protection.
Sounds promising, and yet again, the chicken comes to the rescue!
The experiments are currently being tested on 48 people in Australia. They receive 2 drops in the nostrils every 4 hours.