CORONAVIRUS researchers have proposed attacking the virus responsible for COVID-19 with ultra-small nanoparticles injected into the bloodstream.
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 100,000 people since December and the epidemic shows no signs of stopping. There is currently no known cure that could stop the viral threat but the world’s brightest minds are focused on a solution.
Some scientists have proposed testing widely available anti-HIV drugs to fight the epidemic.
Others have proposed much more novel ideas that would take the fight directly to the virus.
Chemical engineer Thomas Webster from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, has proposed eradicating the coronavirus with nanoparticles.
These microscopic particles would match the structure of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and would be ten thousand times smaller than the width of a hair.