Nicotine could protect people from contracting the coronavirus, according to new research in France, where further trials are planned to test whether the substance could be used to prevent or treat the deadly illness.
A woman walks her dog on a Paris bridge, with the Eiffel tower seen in background, during a nationwide confinement to counter the COVID-19, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP)
People wearing protective face masks walk in the gardens of the Montmartre's Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris as shops, schools remain closed and workers asked to work from home if possible, part of the French government’s measures against the coronavirus outbreak, France, March 16, 2020. (Reuters)