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Monoclonal Antibody

Coronavirus Cure

This is the best news about a coronavirus cure we’ve gotten in weeks

October 7th, 2020

A company announced clinical trial results for a new type of medicine developed specifically to treat the novel coronavirus. Eli Lilly says the data it has on hand proves that its monoclonal antibodies can significantly reduce viral loads in patients recovering at home, ameliorate symptoms a few days after infection, and prevent visits to the …

Coronavirus Immunity

These groundbreaking drugs will give us coronavirus immunity until vaccines are ready

August 14th, 2020

Coronavirus immunity can be obtained by surviving COVID-19 or getting a vaccine, but there’s an additional way to gain limited protection against the new virus: Monoclonal antibody drugs. Several companies are testing experimental drugs that can provide short-lived COVID-19 immunity as well as an immune system boost for people who are already infected. Monoclonal antibodies …

Coronavirus Vaccine

Fauci really thinks a breakthrough coronavirus drug will be here by fall

July 18th, 2020

Coronavirus vaccines aren’t the only new COVID-19 drugs in advanced testing. A different type of medicine that could have a huge impact on the pandemic is also nearing the final stages of human testing. Dr. Anthony Fauci said monoclonal antibody drugs, which can both neutralize the virus and provide temporary immunity to prevent infections, could …

Coronavirus Treatment

Breakthrough coronavirus drug might be approved before vaccines are ready

June 15th, 2020

A new type of coronavirus treatment might be ready even before the first vaccine candidates are approved. Monoclonal antibody therapies can be used to treat an existing infection and provide temporary immunity. Eli Lilly is one of the companies testing two such potential COVID-19 treatments and thinks the meds could be approved as early as …