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Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic 'without vaccine'

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By Qian Ye and Matthew Knight

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Hope it is cheap and effective like penicillin was for certain diseases.

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Stupidity certainly kills.

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Very interesting, and good on these guys. I hope they can come up with a solution to benefit humanity.

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Would be nice if it was true, but any news from China should be seen in the context of the CCP controlled media. The CCP policy is to change the narrative from "the virus originated in Wuhan" to "China rescues the world". So take announcements like this with a grain of salt.

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Oh yes, let me put something from the CCP inside me"

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Oh yes, let me put something from the CCP inside me"

I know that’s right.

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new drug can stop pandemic

Too bad the virus wasn't contained within Wuhan. Thanks, Chinese government.

a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt.

That would amount to a vaccine.

the 14 neutralising antibodies used in their drug could be put into mass production quickly.

Let's hope they do this with super-duper warp speed.

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fake news

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Yeah, so, umm..., I don't think I will be looking to China for helping out with this.

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No fake news but there are hundreds of companies saying their product shows efficiency.

And it takes several scientific steps to get to a vaccine like treatment for a drug.

They have not even passed the phase I, which is tot test on a few persons to see if it has real effects and does not kill the patient to start with. And what about side effects.

Magical cure are common these days in the media.

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Interesting that the clinical trial is going to be in Australia despite the fact that China is supposed to be all miffed with us over the call for a Covid-19 inquiry.

Personally I don’t care where a cure or a vaccine come from. If it works, I’ll take it.

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Here we go! Yet another state-sponsored propaganda by CCP. After all the lies and denials, China is trying to play the saviour of the human race. A country run by clowns.

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Too much excitement for the presented results, 2500 times reduction of viral titers seems like a lot, but regularly 1000 times reduction is the cutoff value to consider anything worthwhile investigating, lots of drugs that surpass this by much end up being not useful when tried on humans.

And being monoclonal antibodies there is a lot of risk for unforeseen complications, compared with simple chemicals that have well defined actions antibodies have a lot of interactions with the immune system, obviously this would not produce side effects on mice, but trying them on humans is a very delicate thing, sometimes they affect inflammation, coagulation, cause cytokine storms, etc. etc. That is why not so many people are betting on using artificial antibodies.

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StrangerlandToday  09:30 am JST

Very interesting, and good on these guys. I hope they can come up with a solution to benefit humanity.

In this case I am sure they will come up with a solution to benefit the CCP first then humanity second.

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America will do the same.

In this case I am sure they will come up with a solution to benefit the CCP first then humanity second.

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Which ever country said What ???.does not matter to me until the human saving antidote is out, it meant nothing to me.

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The CCP policy is to change the narrative from "the virus originated in Wuhan" to "China rescues the world".

If they save the world, I'll be ok with that.

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Interesting that the clinical trial is going to be in Australia despite the fact that China is supposed to be all miffed with us over the call for a Covid-19 inquiry.

The Chinese government is miffed. This company may not be. Although in China the government often requires CCP oversight in companies...

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Any good truthful news on getting the planet back upright is fine by me, regardless of the source.

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They think that they can produce something that will offer protection for a few weeks, maybe, eventually, a few months.

That is a step in the right direction, although nowhere near as good as a vaccine. As the article says, it might be useful for medical workers, and others at high risk. Might be good enough for use in places with large numbers of seniors, large numbers of workers close together, and places like Indian reservations. Hard to see it being used on all 7.7 billion people worldwide, several times a year.

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