Were You Exposed to COVID-19? Here’s What You Could Do Next.

Note: This article is not intended as medical advice. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired people of all talents to help wherever they can whether it be distilling hand sanitizer rather than spirits or making masks rather than shirts. Most of these developments have been for the prevention of the disease, but what do you do if you think you’ve been in contact with someone with the virus? How will you combat it then? This virologist might have the answer. 

7-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and microbiologist Dr. M.S Reddy has a solution that could see its way into medicine cabinets world-wide as a normal tool in the arsenal.  The solution is a mouthwash, nasal spray or smelling salt comprising probiotics and CBD, for which a patent was just issued. Defending against the virus on the exterior of the body is much simpler than combating it internally, especially after it penetrates the mucous membranes. The composition would also be able to penetrate the mucous membrane to deliver virus-fighting microbes as well as CBD to decrease oxidative lung damage experienced in battle. Embodiments include nasal flushing liquids, nasal sprays, mouthwashes and smelling salts which can be used in combination as a proactive treatment to prevent infection by the virus concluding contact. It could be widely used by healthcare workers who are face-to-face with the virus regularly in addition to the public.

As of now, there isn’t much that can be done if you think you’ve been exposed to the virus besides waiting to see if you test positive or show symptoms a few days after. A proactive care preventative like Dr. Reddy’s could be a key component to reducing the spread of coronavirus and future viruses. Dr. Reddy serves as an advisor for companies and organizations including Mydecine Innovations Group and is the Chairman and President of USA-based American Dairy and Food Consulting Laboratories, and International Media and Cultures. His vast experience and knowledge of applied microbiology has led to many successful endeavors such as his cheese biotechnology company. Patent Forecast will be keeping an eye out for commercialization of this COVID-19 solution. Stay updated by signing up for the Cannabis Patent Forecast®.