@wacki17 @melisandrePro Quite possibly started out that way. ORF8 was definitely added to destroy heme and turn it…
Quite possibly started out that way. ORF8 was definitely added to destroy heme and turn it into a bioweapon, but it may have started as HIV cure research. In fact, in combination with a lot of other drugs, late-stage COVID may actually cure HIV by destroying infected CD4+.
— Adam Gaertner (@veryvirology) May 29, 2020