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PremierLeague-News.Com- Taffix nasal spray claims to dramatically reduce the risk of catching coronavirus
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A new nasal spray that "reduces your risk of catching Covid by 78%" has been developed by scientists. The spray, called Taffix, costs 7p a day and claims to provide five hours of protection with a single application. However, the company has warned that it is not a replacement for face masks and instead should be used as an "extra layer of protection". The spray uses a gel-forming powder called hypromellose that is often found in anti-allergy nasal sprays and products designed to combat the common cold, The Mirror reports. Read More Related Articles 'The deaths are not finished': Addenbrooke's doctor issues stark warning as Covid cases hit record high Read More Related Articles Cambridgeshire weather: The Cambs towns where snow is forecast tonight Spray 'reduces risk by up to 78%' Once sprayed into the nose, the gel forms a layer, preventing viruses from reaching your nasal membranes. Meanwhile, the spray also contains a small amount of citric acid that slightly alters the pH within the nasal cavity, killing viruses on contact. Dr Dalia Meggido, co-founder and chief executive officer of Nasus Pharma, the firm behind the spray, said: “Taffix is not a replacement for masks, it is an additional layer of protection. “Masks clearly help prevent infections, but they do not offer 100% protection. "Taffix provides an additional layer of protection, which is particularly useful in high-risk settings such as public transport, shops and schools — basically any enclosed space.” During trials conducted at the University of Virginia, Taffix was found to kill 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2.
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. Check the nearest Covid vaccination centres in your area by putting your postcode into our widget below. 'Excellent safety profile' Professor Barbara Mann, who led the study, said: “To our knowledge, this is the first time that any measure to prevent infection in Covid-19, beyond the use of masks, was proven effective. “Given the excellent safety profile of Taffix and its statistically significant efficacy in preventing infection following what is defined as high risk infection event — it seems that this additional layer of protection can significantly reduce the risks of infection and may enable people to resume some part of their daily routine more safely.” The Taffix spray costs £13.99, which equates to around 7p/spray. Dr Meggido added: “We all welcomed the recent news that we will soon have one, if not several vaccines, against Covid-19. "But it will be some time before enough people are vaccinated to protect our communities, so it is likely to be a long and difficult winter and spring 2021. “In addition Taffix is a nonspecific protection against respiratory viruses and as such will have an important role in preventing the annual influenza spread and other viruses that might threaten us. “In the meantime, Taffix helps to provide a safe, simple and clinically proven way to dramatically reduce the risk of catching Covid-19.”