The drug that gives ‘instant immunity’ to coronavirus? UK trials new antibody therapy that can stop people who have been exposed to COVID becoming ill and it could save MILLIONS of lives across the globe


  • Drug would offer immediate and long-term protection to patients when it would be too late to offer a vaccine
  • It could be given as an emergency treatment to hospital inpatients, care home residents and university students to help reduce the spread of the virus
  • Scientists from the University College London Hospitals NHS (UCLH) have injected ten people with the drug 
  • In the U.S. there have been more than 18.7million Americans infected with coronavirus and 330,246 deaths

By RACHAEL BUNYAN FOR MAILONLINE

A new antibody treatment with the potential to give people instant immunity after being exposed to Covid-19 and prevent illness is being trialled by scientists in the UK. 

The drug would offer immediate and long-term protection to patients when it would be too late to offer a vaccine, potentially saving thousands of lives.

It could be given as an emergency treatment to hospital inpatients, care home residents and university students to help reduce the spread of the virus.  
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