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Could an insect repellent with citriodiol help fight the bite of COVID-19? Not so fast – The Conversation AU

Could a commonly used mosquito repellent kill off coronavirus? Preliminary studies in the UK are encouraging — but that doesn’t mean you should reach for repellents to protect against COVID-19.

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British soldiers have reportedly been given insect repellent to help protect themselves against COVID-19.
The UK governments Defence Science and Technology Laboratory released a study showing the citriodiol-based spray can kill SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, in a lab.
Were all on the lookout for new ways to get the best protection against COVID-19.
But just because a product is safe to use in its current form, it doesnt necessarily mean it will provide either safe or suffi…

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