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As many labs go quiet, research to find a coronavirus therapy ramps up

Virologists Susan Weiss, Sara Cherry, and others at the Perelman School of Medicine are collaborating to inform the search for therapies against SARS-CoV-2.

The coronavirus that launched a worldwide pandemic is new to science, but that doesn’t mean scientists are starting from scratch to study it. Expertise from years—in some cases, decades—of work is being leveraged to address the novel threat posed by SARS-CoV-2.