The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout the world. Despite widespread vaccine coverage in many developed areas of the world, there is still a severe lack of vaccine availability for many areas of the world. Earlier this year, it was noted that the itwould take some time for vaccines to become available in more underdeveloped nations尽管存在世界上最富有的国家，但在包括美国的新菌群以及病毒的新菌群继续出现，可预防和按需治疗的种族比以往任何时候都更加强调。
That’s why researchers at the University of Pennsylvania looked for ways to reduce the spread of the virus, and found an answer with an unlikely therapeutic tool: a chewing gum.
SARS-CoV-2 particles are known to replicate in the saliva, so when an infected person sneezes or coughs, droplets containing viral particles are expelled, allowing someone to inhale these particles and spread infection. That’s why masks and social distancing were implemented. The chewing gum offers an additional layer of protection.
Tests in a laboratory setting using swab samples showed the gum was highly effective at neutralizing viral particles.