Nasal spray has proved successful in reducing COVID-19 viral replication

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:45pm, first published September 27 2020 - 7:00pm
Breakthrough: Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett from the University of Newcastle, and head of HMRI's viral immunology and respiratory disease group.

Hunter Medical Research Institute respiratory researchers have played a critical role in the development of a new nasal spray treatment that could protect people from COVID-19 infection and prevent its transmission.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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