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    Default Phage Capsid Against Influenza: Perfectly Fitting Inhibitor Prevents Viral Infection

    Forschungsverbund Berlin
    March 30 2020

    A new approach brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu: On the basis of an empty -- and therefore non-infectious -- shell of a phage virus, researchers from Berlin have developed a chemically modified phage capsid that "stifles" influenza viruses. Perfectly fitting binding sites cause influenza viruses to be enveloped by the phage capsids in such a way that it is practically impossible for them to infect lung cells any longer.

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    Default Re: Phage Capsid Against Influenza: Perfectly Fitting Inhibitor Prevents Viral Infect

    Phage capsids sound like a great therapy. I understand that the allicin in raw garlic works the same way--killing the flu virus before it infect the lungs. In fact, this article describes raw garlic as "an antiseptic agent" against influenza viruses.
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    Default Re: Phage Capsid Against Influenza: Perfectly Fitting Inhibitor Prevents Viral Infect

    I have no idea how much garlic one would have to eat as a protection against viruses. I suppose any amount is better than nothing, but as no studies have been done, we are left to do the best we can. I plan to make another batch of fermented garlic soon as I gave the first one to my son. He is more at risk than I am - or he was before he started working from home last week.
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    I've read studies that suggest 2-3 cloves per day (split between meals) enables the immune system to "help" fight off viruses. I've read nothing yet that would suggest raw garlic is a "cure" for the coronavirus. But, RAW garlic has proven anti-viral, anti-bacterial, & anti-microbial. Almost everything I've read indicates that heating or cooking garlic inactivates the enzyme that creates allicin, thus losing the medicinal benefit of garlic. Chop it, smash it for 10 - 15 minutes before eating it reaw for the highest medicinal benefit.

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    Default Re: Phage Capsid Against Influenza: Perfectly Fitting Inhibitor Prevents Viral Infect

    Sounds like good advice, Mr. Wizard.
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