COVID-19 - Antivirals

Jul. 21, 2020 at 2:14 p.m. MDT

Can we use antiviral drugs to fight COVID-19? What are the benefits of using antivirals over a vaccine?

Dr. Joanne Lemieux, professor with U of A’s Department of Biochemistry, joins us today to talk about an antiviral drug which she has found to be effective at treating a coronavirus in cats. Check out this interview where TELUS World of Science Edmonton's Staff Scientist Cate sat down with Dr. Lemieux to discuss how this drug might be a candidate for clinical trials to treat COVID-19 in humans.