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Scientists developed COVID-19 vaccines in record time. They will be invaluable in slowing and stopping the pandemic, but there will still be people who get sick – and they will still need drugs to treat them. Researchers are developing new antivirals to combat COVID-19 and repurposing older antivirals previously developed to fight other viruses. This virus has a number of targets in the body that researchers are trying to block. This Science magazine article brings together the different strategies scientists are pursuing.
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Robert F. Service is a news reporter for Science in Portland, Oregon, covering chemistry, materials science and energy stories.