antiviral activity coupled with the calculated total drug concentrations in the lung predicts that Nelfinavir will shorten the period until viral clearance by 4.9-days and the combining Cepharanthine/Nelfinavir enhanced their predicted efficacy. These results warrant further evaluation of the potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity of Cepharanthine and Nelfinavir.
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