• Question: when will we cure the common cold???

    Asked by fionamees to Laura, Sean on 23 Mar 2012.
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      Sean Murphy answered on 23 Mar 2012:

      I think one day we will cure the common cold, however because it is caused by a virus, we need to develop new types of anti-viral drugs. These drugs will also help people with HIV, hepatitis and Influenza. One day we may develop vaccines that will prevent us from getting any of these viruses.

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      Laura Waters answered on 23 Mar 2012:

      The problem is that it is a very clever thing and keeps changing so we need a cure that kills it dead even if it has changed slightly. I think you’d be the richest person in the world if you came up with a cure!