(Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong
(Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong researchers find common ulcer drug could be effective in halting coronavirus replication in patients

  • Researchers say the drug could be as effective as the new Covid-19 drug remdesivir, which is currently in short supply amid the pandemic
  • The medication, which contains the metal bismuth, works by interrupting the process by which the virus replicates inside cells

(Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong
(Left to right) HKU’s Jasper Chan, Shuofeng Yuan, Hongzhe Sun and Runming Wang have found a potential coronavirus treatment involving drugs containing the metal bismuth. Photo: Winson Wong
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