Why Mouthwash Is Not a Covid-19 Solution

A new study has a lot of caveats

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A new study is getting plenty of buzz for suggesting that mouthwash may swish away coronaviruses and possibly act as an additional layer against virus transmission. If only it were that simple.

The researchers of the study, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, grew a type of coronavirus called 229E in…

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

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Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that