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Vaccinations aren’t the only way scientists hope to stop the spread of Covid-19 – they’re also working on a nasal spray to help in the battle against the disease.  

Researchers have tested a nasal spray being developed in Australia and Britain on ferrets (a type of weasel).

The idea behind the spray is that it contains a type of molecule that combines with cells in the nose to form a kind of shield – and so the medicine “triggers” the body’s natural immune system.

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