French scientists are preparing to start a human experiment to test their hypothesis that nicotine can help the body fight Covid-19 infection.
The experiment will include groups of health workers, patients who wear nicotine patches, and other groups that wear fake patches. They will then be examined to see if there is any difference in their body’s reaction to Covid-19’s coronavirus.
The experiment is the completion of a French study published this month based on public health data that appeared to show that people who smoke had a 19% lower risk of having COFED-19 than smokers of the same age and gender.
In their study, the scientists assumed that the nicotine used to make cigarettes might affect the ability of corona virus molecules to bind to receptors in the body.