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Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Antibody drugs may be helpful virus treatments, but won’t end U.S. epidemic

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday that antibody drugs are likely to be important treatments for the coronavirus, but he cautioned against considering them a panacea for the nation’s Covid-19 outbreak. The former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said the lack of supply means not every person who becomes diagnosed with the coronavirus… Read More »

A trial is under way of the first new antibody medicine developed to treat covid-19 – MIT Technology Review

The news: Patients have started to receive the first antibody drug developed specifically to treat covid-19. It’s being tested in 32 patients at various doses in hospitals in the US. If it’s shown to be safe, the drug, referred to as LY-CoV555, will be studied in non-hospitalized coronavirus patients later this summer. The big idea:… Read More »

NHS and care home staff will get access to coronavirus antibody tests from next week

NHS and care workers will FINALLY get free coronavirus antibody tests after Number 10 agrees deal with pharmaceutical giant Roche Hundreds of thousands of frontline NHS and care workers to be offered the tests Tests scour the blood for antibodies, produced by body in response to COVID-19 Presumed that presence of antibodies provides degree of… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb on coronavirus antibody tests: ‘I would repeat it three times’ to make sure

Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Monday warned about the accuracy of antibody tests for the coronavirus, telling CNBC that people should not trust the results of only one test.  “If you do go out and get an antibody test, and you get a positive result, meaning you have the antibodies, I would suggest you repeat it,”… Read More »