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Forum Posts by
Kevin M. Esvelt

  • Could the Common Cold Help Stop Covid-19? We Need to Know–Now.

    Posted on September 28, 2020

    In an essay published in Scientific American, we call for immediate and intensive research into the possibility that exposure to one of the coronaviruses that cause the common cold could decrease the severity of Covid-19, and could be leveraged to expand what’s been called
    “pre-existing” immunity to the disease by deliberate transmission of common cold coronaviruses. Here, we expand on our proposal.