A new experimental chewing gum can reduce the transmission of coronavirus.
Covid chewing gum
Chewing gum containing a protein that traps coronavirus particles could limit the amount of virus in saliva. This will help curb the Covid transmission, a new study said. People infected with SARS-CoV-2 have high levels of virus in their saliva.
Researchers investigated if a specially designed chewing gum could reduce the amount of virus in their mouth. The virus enters into human cells by latching onto ACE2 proteins on the surfaces of certain cells in the body.
So, the researchers have created a chewing gum that contains a copy of ACE2 protein. 5mg of chewing gum could reduce viral entry into cells while 50mg of reduced viral entry by 95 per cent.