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Chinese scientists believe, new drug can stop pandemic without vaccine

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Chinese scientists believe, new drug can stop pandemic without vaccine

Staff Reporter

A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in Wuhan city in China in December last year prompting an international race to find medical remedies and vaccines. By now, coronavirus has already affected millions of people around the world causing tremendous damage to the international economy.

According to information, a drug tested by China’s prestigious Peking University can cure the coronavirus positive patients in a very short time while it also can enhance the immune system.

A Peking University statement said on Monday that the team led by Sunney Xie, the director of its Beijing Advanced Innovation Centre for Genomics, has “successfully identified multiple highly potent neutralizing antibodies against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the causative virus of the respiratory disease COVID-19, from convalescent plasma [a blood fluid] by high-throughput single-cell sequencing”.

According to a study on the team’s research published on Sunday in the online medical journal Cell, the “potent neutralizing antibody could be used to develop drugs for both therapeutic intervention and prophylactic [preventive] protection against SARS-CoV-2”.

According to a study on the team’s research published on Sunday in the online medical journal Cell, the “potent neutralizing antibody could be used to develop drugs for both therapeutic intervention and prophylactic [preventive] protection against SARS-CoV-2”.

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