Iodine mouthwash could protect against Covid-19 because it has 'significant' virus-killing ability when used on sister viruses SARS and MERS, scientists claim | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Iodine mouthwash could protect against Covid-19 because it has 'significant' virus-killing ability when used on sister viruses SARS and MERS, scientists claim

Researchers said that specific types of mouthwash - made with the chemicals povidone and iodine - can have 'significant virucidal activity'.

Testing on a small group of patients with Covid-19, they found that using the mouthwash reduced the number of viruses that were in their saliva.

Lower viral loads - the number of viruses circulating through the body - have been linked to milder symptoms and faster recovery.

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