A recent article in Nature Biotechnology pegged the number of antibody treatments for COVID-19 that are undergoing human testing at 13, with at least another 150 in the discovery phase. The Coronavirus Immunotherapeutic Consortium (CoVIC), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization providing independent evaluation of antibody therapeutics, has a slightly higher tally. It has received more than 180 therapeutic antibody candidates for evaluation from academics, nonprofits, biotech and pharmaceutical companies around the world.
“Antibody therapies represent the most rapid novel therapeutic path forward for emerging viruses such as SARS CoV-2,” said Erica Ollman Saphire, PhD, who…
If North Dakota were a country, it would have the most coronavirus cases per capita in the world.
Nearly 9 out of every 100 people in the state have been infected.
Sherry Adams helps lead the state’s coronavirus testing response, a role she’s held since the pandemic started.
“We did our very first scenario for drive-thru testing on April 4, back in the good old days,” she told Business Insider. “We tested in the cold North Dakota wind, with three pieces of paper to keep track.”
Now the state’s electronic system handles around 300 to 400 tests per…
Anderson Cooper reports on COVID-19 patients who are experiencing debilitating symptoms months after contracting the virus.
A study published yesterday in The Lancet Microbe shows that COVID-19 is most contagious in the first 5 days after symptom onset, underscoring the importance of early case identification and quarantine.
Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world with more than 58 million confirmed cases in 190 countries and about 1.35 million deaths.
The virus is surging in many regions and countries that had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks are also seeing infections rise again.