By Tony Winterburn • 16 May 2020 • 12:08
“We want to emphasise there is a cure. There is a solution that works 100 per cent,” Sorrento Therapeutics founder and CEO Dr Henry Ji said. “If we have the neutralising antibody in your body, you don’t need the social distancing. You can open up a society without fear.”
The number of Covid-19-related deaths is expected to hit 100,000 by June 1 and a host of medical researchers are scrambling to find antibodies that are effective against the disease.
Scientists are optimistic that they could provide a remedy or preventative care in less time than it would take to develop a vaccine. However, finding a successful antibody or convalescent plasma treatment for Covid-19 presents major challenges.
“The best way to control infectious disease [is] where a vaccine comes in,” Dr Amesh Adalja, a Senior Scholar with the Johns Hopkins University Centre for Health Security tells Fox News. “So, obviously vaccines are going to be much more valuable than any kind of treatment. You don’t need treatment because you don’t get infected.”
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Not to be a pessamist that this will work, we must start question eveything in the future, one thing I do believe we wil have to buy it from them at a cost, also wondering if the Chinese have shares in this company, after all America hosts the biggest farmacuticals in the world.
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