Why are there so many drugs to kill bacteria, but so few to tackle viruses?

Why are there so few antivirals? The answer boils down to biology, and specifically the fact viruses use our own cells to multiply. This makes it hard to kill viruses without killing our own cells in the process.

Publisher: The Conversation | Author: Christine Carson

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drugs, infection data, and science
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-05-07 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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