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Current Opinion in Virus and Infectious Diseases - COVID


Ether therapy in SARS-CoV-2: Prophylactic, therapeutic and mass elimination


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Author Details : S S Jha*

Volume : 1, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 28-31


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Abstract

No speci?c therapeutic drug has been found. In the absence of any specific therapy and non-availability of vaccine, anaesthetic ether (diethyl ether) is recommended to be used as a prophylactic and therapeutic intervention in the management of COVID-19 disease. Strong evidence based property of ether as lipid solvent has provided the impetus for this approach. The lipid content of the outer envelope of the virus is the weak-link to get dissolved ether and thus leading to disintegration of the single-stranded RNA. The viruses present inside the blood stream are bound to be killed by the presence of ether in the blood circulation.

Keywords: Lipid bilayer, Lipid solvent, Oxygenation, Recreational, Halothane, Ether.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijirm.2020.022

How to cite : Jha S S, Ether therapy in SARS-CoV-2: Prophylactic, therapeutic and mass elimination. Covid-19 2020;1(2):28-31

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