Hong Kong scientists develop probiotic formula to help combat COVID-19

A probiotic formula was developed by scientists from the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a new approach to combat COVID-19, the university announced on Thursday.

Francis K L Chan, dean of the university’s Faculty of Medicine and director of the Center for Gut Microbiota Research, said, “Gut health rules over the immune system of our bodies. We must identify the composition of intestinal bacteria that helps maintain our defense. From there on, we can modulate the gut microbiota to boost our immunity against viral and bacterial infections. This will be a novel approach in the combat of COVID-19.”