Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome associated coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused a global public health crisis with high rates of infection and mortality . Treatment and prevention approaches include vaccine development, the design of small molecule antiviral drugs and macromolecular neutralizing antibodies . Polymers have been designed for effective virus inhibition and as anti-viral drug delivery carriers .. This review summarizes recent progress and provides a perspective on polymer based approaches for the treatment and prevention of coronavirus infection . These polymer-based partners include polyanion/polycations, dendritic polymers, macromolecular prodrugs and polymeric drug delivery systems that have the potential to significantly improve the efficacy of antiviral therapeutics.
Index: Polymers, biomaterials, coronavirus