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Fooling coronavirus with new decoy protein renders it impotent

A novel decoy protein designed by Northwestern Medicine scientists fools SARS-Cov-2 by intercepting the spike of the coronavirus and rendering it impotent.

The novel protein significantly reduced lung damage and resulted in only mild symptoms in mice infected with SARS-Cov-2, while untreated animals in this model all succumbed to the infection.