WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients – World

WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients - World

PARIS: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday recommended the synthetic antibody treatment Regeneron for Covid-19, but only in patients with specific health profiles. Persons with non-severe Covid-19 who are nonetheless at high risk of hospitalisation can take the antibody combo, as should critically ill patients unable to mount an adequate immune response, according to … Read more

‘I felt this huge relief’: how antibody injections free the immunosuppressed under Covid | Coronavirus

A proud sports mom, Shantay Brown longs to pack into a crowded stadium for her son’s Ohio State football games and scream her face off over the action on the field.But as with so many other simple pleasures in the age of Covid-19, nothing is that simple for Brown. The 47-year-old Missouri resident takes immunosuppressant … Read more

They Shunned Covid Vaccines but Embraced Antibody Treatment

They Shunned Covid Vaccines but Embraced Antibody Treatment

Lanson Jones did not think that the coronavirus would come for him. An avid tennis player in Houston who had not caught so much as a cold during the pandemic, he had refused a vaccine because he worried that it would spoil his streak of good health.But contracting Covid shattered his faith in his body’s … Read more

Covid antibody drug Ronapreve to be given to vulnerable NHS patients | NHS

A drug given to the former US president Donald Trump when he had coronavirus last year is to be used to treat vulnerable NHS hospital patients.Last month, the health secretary, Sajid Javid, heralded Ronapreve as the first treatment designed specifically for Covid-19 to receive regulatory approval in the UK.The Department of Health and Social Care … Read more

Biden’s team tightens grip on state use of Covid antibody treatments

Biden's team tightens grip on state use of Covid antibody treatments

President Joe Biden has sharply criticized DeSantis and others for resisting efforts to encourage mask wearing and ramp up vaccinations, vowing in a speech last week that if “governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way.” Still, until recently, the administration had shipped … Read more