Scientists announced the development of a cocktail of antibodies that may replace vaccine from COVID-19

Scientists from Columbia University in new York announced the creation of a drug that can help in the fight against coronavirus infection COVID-19. Preliminary results of research published July 22 in the journal Nature.

According to The Guardian, the drug is a cocktail of antibodies that can destroy the virus in the blood. To obtain scientists tested 40 ill COVID-19 patients and identified 61 types of antibodies that can fight off the virus. Nine of them were powerful enough to destroy the particles of coronavirus, said the scientists.

The experiments in hamsters showed that one of these antibodies is completely destroys the virus in lung tissue. The potential injection of these antibodies can replace a vaccine against coronavirus, according to a release.

Professor of medicine at Columbia David Ho, who led the study, said that specifically singled out a very strong antibodies, which can mass-produce. According to him, primarily the drug will begin to introduce those who are at risk of developing serious illnesses – the elderly and people with underlying medical diseases.

Special medications from COVID-19 does not exist now in this disease is only symptomatic treatment. The world health organization notedthat a number of medicines can contribute to improved well-being and relief of symptoms COVID-19, but there is no evidence that any drug to prevent or treat the disease.

The head of the European Agency of medicines Marco Kavaleri previously reported that a vaccine for the coronavirus in the best case will be ready next year. May 15, U.S. President Donald trump suggested that the coronavirus vaccine can be developed and tested by the end of 2020.

According to who, currently about 160 test vaccine against the coronavirus SARS-COV-2/COVID-19 worldwide, more than 20 of them are in the final stages of testing.

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