Crushing the coronavirus

Professor Maciej Drąg says that stopping either of the two key enzymes he has identified “stops the replication of the virus 100 percent.” Maciej Kulczyński/PAP

As we enter our third month of coronalockdown, we take a look at steps being taken to help fight the COVID-19 virus…

With over 17,000 cases of COVID-19 and almost 900 fatalities from the virus as of the morning of 14 May, what is being done behind the scenes to try and keep that number from rising?

In this episode of The Debrief on the line with me is TFN staff writer Joanna Jasińska, who has a few stories up her sleeve.

A new "heat-gate" designed by the University of Silesia tracks people's thermal images when entering buildings, and also a certain Professor Drąg from Wrocław University has made incredible headway after discovering similarities between the COVID-19 killer virus and the 2002-2004 SARS epidemic.