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Bolsonaro seeks Israeli anti-COVID nasal spray for Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says his government will seek emergency use authorization for an Israeli-developed nasal spray against COVID-19 that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a “miracle” treatment.

“EXO-CD24 is a nasal spray developed by the Ichilov Medical Center in Israel, with nearly 100 percent effectiveness — 29 out of 30 — against COVID in serious cases,” Bolsonaro tweets, two days after speaking on the phone with Netanyahu.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wears a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic as he leaves his official residence, Alvorada palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, May 18, 2020. The logo on the mask reads “Military Police. Federal District.” (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

“A request to analyze this medication for emergency use will be sent shortly to [federal health regulator] Anvisa,” Bolsonaro writes.

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