Why COVID-19 Is Getting the TCM Treatment

On Jan. 31, the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported an important discovery in the battle against COVID-19: Preliminary research by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica and the Wuhan Institute of Virology had found that Shuanghuanglian, a traditional Chinese medicine, could “inhibit” the novel coronavirus. The apparent breakthrough, which was quickly hailed by the state-run Xinhua News Agency, sent people around…