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Treatment Pioneered In 1918 Could Save COVID-19 Patients

A group of researchers in the U.S. say they’re close to releasing a treatment that could help patients infected with the coronavirus. It’s one that was used successfully during the flu pandemic on 1918.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Dr. Peter Hotez, a professor of molecular virology and microbiology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He says this treatment is inexpensive, has few risks and could be a game-changer for first responders.

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