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Israeli scientists identify 3 existing drugs that can eliminate COVID-19

 


Hebrew University of Jerusalem studies published in a pair of medical journals suggest that already-existing drugs can be repurposed to fight Covid, the Hebrew-language news sites reported Monday. 

The studies give fresh optimism that a solution to the pandemic will be found despite fears of variants.

Rather than create a Covid vaccine from scratch, Professor Shai Arkin of Hebrew University’s Biological Chemistry Department wondered if any existing medications could be reprocessed to fight the virus. 

After screening 3,000 potential drugs, Arkin identified three existing medications tha...



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