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Israeli lab: Some existing drugs could stop COVID at almost 100%

• The Jerusalem Post

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem say they have identified several drugs that could potentially help treat, if not "cure," people who develop COVID-19.

Prof. Shy Arkin, a biochemist in the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science, told The Jerusalem Post that in lab tests in which cells infected with SARS-CoV-2 were placed together with the drugs for two days, "almost 100% of the cells lived despite being infected with the virus."

In contrast, without the preexisting drug compounds, around 50% of the cells died after coming in contact with the virus.