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Lilly antibody drug fails in a COVID-19 study; others go on

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE

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It doesn’t work! Yes but give us permission to flog a useless drug anyway! Just looking to make money off the sick and fearful.

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By this point is quite obvious that the immune response that is effective against COVID-19 much more complicated than just antibody mediated neutralization. The efforts are understandable because everybody wants to do their part in ending the pandemic, but having really humble advantages do not justify the costs and risks from using antibodies.

Trying serum was natural, then only hyperimmune serum because low antibody levels were not being effective, and now purified antibodies only, without having a clear advantage. Scientifically is useful to see how the infection is not interrupted, but medically it may be already time to give up on this.

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