Rep. Jayapal, there is a significant, much better than nonzero chance that the well known stilbenoid polyhenol resveratrol may both inhibit the COVID-19virus replication and act to modulate the immune system offering a very substantial help in many aspects of the illness. Something similar has been done with RESV and a number of other viruses. You are a member of the House and you can get some attention focused on this. If you go to pubmed dot gov and search on resveratrol coronavirus you’ll find some of the reasons why I strongly suspect this, but you will really get a picture of what might be possible when you start searching on resveratrol and the large number of related conditions caused by COVID-19 particularly the most dangerous ones. A huge aid to this disease may literally be staring us in the face, one that is made literally from an invasive plant that grows throughout the world. For example, ARDS, acute lung injury, sepsis, pulmonary fibrosis, and many others. What I imagine being done is something like what has been done with piglets and pseudorabies virus, using it for oral prophylaxis of infection. We shouldnt dive in, we should investigate it - and soon. It could help people all around the world and save a lot of lives, or manye not, but we have to find out one way or the other. Every indication, from how resveratrol behaves with quite similar betacoronaviruses is that it would work to inhibit viral replication, but thats not the whole story, it may also prevent the cytokine storm before it begins.
Also, you should be aware there is a way to make an electronic test for COVID-19 using a graphene based FET, (a custom made field effect transistor) which then can be used over and over - its a permanent COVID-19 sensor, which is very sensitive, very selective for COVID-19 and delivers results in just 2 minutes. It could make an unlimited number of tests available rapidly to anybody who wanted one.
Why aren’t we on top of this?