Don’t Expect a Coronavirus Cure

Why viral infections are so hard to treat

By Amy Rogers, MD, PhD

Hopes for a miracle cure for COVID-19 spread almost as fast as SARS-CoV-2. But it’s extremely unlikely that a “cure” will be found. Almost a hundred years after the discovery of penicillin, we still have few drugs that are effective against viruses. Viruses exist in a gray zone between living…

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