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    Povidone-iodine nasal spray and gargle decreases COVID risk of death by 9 times

    A randomised placebo-controlled study on 606 COVID patients in Bangladesh found 1% povidone-iodine nasal spray, throat gargle and eye drops, when administered by the patient every 4 hours, reduced the COVID death rate by approximately 9 times. In the 303 COVID patients in the study who...
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    Self-Decontaminating Hand Sanitizer for Coronavirus

    One major route of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is via touching your mouth, nose or eyes after your hands have been in contact with a virally-contaminated surface. Thus washing your hands when you get home is important, and in addition, when you are out and about, applying an...