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Weekly Update email 21 Oct 2020


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Hi,
 
We are continuing to make good progress on the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. I don't have a date to announce yet, but hope to have one for you soon.
 
Things on the science side are coming along nicely. We have now put two labs under contract. We've also had some excellent input from our science advisers regarding our research and development plan. In fact, I'm sensing considerable excitement on that front. Now all we need now is the funding!
 
There was some alarming news recently:
 
 
From the article: "New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that a strain of coronavirus that has recently alarmed the swine industry may have the potential to spread to humans as well. The coronavirus strain, known as swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV), emerged from bats and has infected swine herds throughout China since it was first discovered in 2016. Outbreaks of such an illness have the potential to wreak economic havoc in many countries across the globe that rely on the pork industry. The virus' potential threat to people was demonstrated in lab tests showing SADS-CoV efficiently replicated in human airway and intestinal cells."
 
Of course, we all hope SADS-CoV doesn't spread, but even if this virus doesn't, the risk of new viruses and outbreaks will always be with us--one of the many reasons we need a broad-spectrum antiviral, and why being able to cure livestock is important, too.

Regards,
--Rick

Our vision is the end of all viral disease in humans, pets and livestock.
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