US approves emergency Covid antibody therapy, G20 nations push for vaccine availability

US drug regulators have approved an emergency Covid antibody therapy as cases surpass 12 million, keeping the country as the highest in the world for the level of new Covid cases. Meanwhile, G20 nations are pushing for vaccine availability as more areas in the world are experiencing closures due to spikes in the amount of  virus cases.

The antibody therapy is the same that was used to treat US President Donald Trump after he tested positive for the virus.

Regeneron’s Regen-COV2 “antibody cocktail” is designed so that the two antibodies seek out and bind to the coronavirus’ spike protein to prevent it from entering healthy human cells.

Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration says it was the second therapy that received approval on an emergency status.

“Authorising these monoclonal antibody therapies may help outpatients avoid hospitalization and alleviate the burden on our health care system.”

Regeneron says it expected to have doses ready for 80,000 patients by the end of this month with that number expected to rise to 300,000 available doses by the end of January 2021. The doses are available to patients at no out of pocket cost due to the terms of a US government programme. But the availability of the doses isn’t immediate, and many American travellers are rejecting warnings by packing airports over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are also in the race for treatment approval as it has become the first in the US or Europe to request emergency approval based upon its trials showing its version of the vaccine is 95% effective. Moderna is also reporting that its vaccine is 95% effective, but that hasn’t stopped concerns over whether there will be sufficient access to the vaccines worldwide.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

This post was last modified on November 22, 2020 3:48 pm

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  • Hope we all don't grow a second head in 2 year times. That's my second favourite organ. Of course if it was my first favourite organ then thats a whole different story.......lol

  • The Daily Mail at long last tells the truth! Absolutely Amazing!

    "What they DON'T tell you about Covid: Fewer beds taken up than last year, deaths a fraction of the grim forecasts, 95% of fatalities had underlying causes... and how the facts can be twisted to strike fear in our hearts" At the Daily Mail online and offline newspaper!

    • Well Al, I just read the article in question: it almost pains me to have to say "bravo" to this horrible piece of paper that is the Daily Mail. But in these times of world madness, any factual and rational explanation of the reality is sooooo VERY welcome.

      As for this "therapy", again I would take this news very carefully. Just now the infamous remdesevir has finally been proven innefective and even VERY toxic, even by the WHO (3 months ago and since April or May, they were saying that it was the only treatment that was somehow working). It was pushed for months by Fauci in the US, backed up by the US Food and Drug Administration, as the best treatment although many scientists kept saying that it was not working AT ALL. Gilead, the pharmaceutical corporation producer of Remdesevir, have been trying to flog this VERY EXPENSIVE crap for many years... first for HIV, not effective. Then for Ebola, not effective. So with covid-19, they had the opportunity to give it another go, with the aid of Fauci, WHO, etc... As recently as early October, they have sold 1.2 billions worth of doses to the European Union 3 days before WHO said that it was not working (coincidence of course ha ha ha). Now remdesevir is definitely out of the picture (Gilead have made 900 millions dollars profits the last few months - I say it again: PROFITS!!), and suddenly another therapy "that is obviously working" comes out of nowehere??? And they are wondering why more and more people all over the world turn "complotists" (god I hate this word now!!!).

      Everything I wrote above are facts and can be very easily found all over the Internet.

      • Actually the WHO said "it was not working" when they gave the initial report to the EU in September, before the full results were published and well before the EU bought it.

        ... but who cares about facts anymore when so much "can be very easily found all over the internet".

        I'm not saying the politicians are right, just that it's more than a little odd that so many doctors and hospitals have got it so badly wrong and I can't help wondering why.

        ... unfortunately none of the "complotists" explain why that is ...

        • Here we go yet again, the leading website's expert on the scandemic/con-vid.

          Here - where should we all go for this holier than holy proof? Where? Not link, of course, but just put it out here what to look for?

          How about checking this heading -
          "SHOCK REPORT: This Week CDC Quietly Updated COVID-19 Numbers – Only 9,210 Americans Died From COVID-19 Alone – Rest Had Different Other Serious Illnesses" Even the US CDC admits all of this.

        • I said: " 3 days before WHO said that it was not working"... I meant it is only then WHO started NOT TO RECOMMEND it although yes, they published a study in September (quite some time after it was already very clear it was not working by the way) and only some weeks later they started to TO NOT RECOMMEND/USING IT. Not sure why I have to respond to you again since this is irrelevant.

          You say: "… unfortunately none of the “complotists” explain why that is …". MONEY!!! MONEY!!! AND MORE MONEY!!! The Pharmaceutical corporations have very effecient lobbies at all levels worldwide to try to make things going their ways... The remdesevir SCANDAL is showing this perfectly. In the US, they had Fauci, so at the highest level of the US Administration (check what he was saying as far as back in March, surely it should convince even YOU). But there again, I am sure you could have figured that one out yourself is you could stop living in constant denial!!

  • Fanx Manu for your message.
    Indeed, stay well very much clear of any vaccines (as you seem to be well aware and nice to hear someone has obviously done the research). And for goodness sakes, who is out there promoting it big time? The computer whiz kid 'Kill Gates'! Since when has that freak ever been known to be a "health expert"? He never in his past went to or received any kind of academical awards EVER! 55!

    As for his software, for him to talk about viruses and being an "expert", you'd have thought they would have presented a better clown than this psychopath!

  • Good luck with this website's infamous expert on practically nothing! He's either a paid disinfo whore, or someone who actually gets a kick out of winding people up. Take your pick, but don't expert any common sense with this...whatever he/she/it is. Possibly even a bot? Could be.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch..... check this out - PFIZER (WHO IS MAKING YOUR CV VACCINE) AGREES TO CRIMINAL PLEA …TO PAY $2.3 BILLION (Nov 24th 2020)

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