Coronapod: Why COVID antibody treatments may not be the answer


Noah Baker and Heidi Ledford talk about COVID-19 antibody treatments.

In the early days of the pandemic, researchers raced to establish the most potent antibodies produced by the immune system in response to SAR-COV-2 an infection and produce them in bulk. The ensuing ‘monoclonal antibodies’ have since been examined in quite a lot of settings as treatments for COVID-19.

But regardless of promising medical trial outcomes and several other therapies having already been authorised, antibody therapies have not but performed a big position in the battle towards COVID-19. In this episode of Coronapod, we ask why.

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