Meharry Medical College Hopes to Test COVID-19 Anti-Viral in Two Weeks - Diverse Health

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Meharry Medical College Hopes to Test COVID-19 Anti-Viral in Two Weeks

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by Jessica Ruf

A scientist at Meharry Medical College, a historically Black institution, said he is two weeks away from testing an anti-virus that could potentially prevent COVID-19, the easily transmittable respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, which has taken 26,708 lives in the U.S. as of Thursday, reported NBC News.

With much of those cases disproportionately affecting African American communities, the race to find a vaccine is personal for Dr. Donald Alcendor who told Diverse earlier this month that he has been working overtime at the HBCU (historically Black colleges and universities) since the coronavirus started to spread.

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