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Can cats save us from COVID-19?

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

Fellow cat lovers, rejoice! There’s yet another reason cats are purrfect human companions. It turns out that a drug used to treat a SARS-related disease in cats may be able to help us, too.

Classified as a protease inhibitor, the drug works by disabling certain viruses' ability to replicate. Researchers believe it may affect COVID-19 in humans this way, too.

Clinical trials are set to begin soon.

Read on (with your cat on your lap, if you have one) to learn more about this promising treatment.

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