The Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) has clarified that the ointment for oral ingestion based on egg yolk with antibodies against covid-19 is “a proposal for which there is currently no scientific evidence that supports the results “on its effectiveness.
The CSIC has issued a statement this Monday to clarify the information on the development of this prophylactic cream that, as it was spread, it would avoid the contagion of covid-19 when eating and who starred in a session at the San Sebastián Gastronomika Congress.
The presentation of the project was attended by a senior scientist from the CSIC itself at the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology of Tenerife, as well as the chef involved in the study. “Without going into assessing its possible final viability, It should be noted that said project is not funded by the CSIC, nor by other public and private institutions to whose competitive calls, evaluated by experts in the area, this project has been submitted, whose development is still in a very preliminary stage “, clarifies the Higher Council for Scientific Research.
The CSIC assures that, as indicated in its Code of Good Scientific Practices, it requires its research staff that, as science professionals, “Avoid presentation to the media of premature results and not sufficiently contrasted “.
Also consider that this “requirement is especially important in the current situation motivated by the covid-19 pandemic, in which society has placed its trust in scientific developments that can help reduce its impact “.