Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, everybody across the world has been asking for a vaccine to stop its spread. Although a lot of companies have developed their vaccine candidates, it takes a long process before any of them are accepted as a cure. According to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the US, vaccines will eventually come but not until Q1 of next year. However, some Chinese doctors have claimed they can cure coronavirus without a vaccine.
Chinese Doctors Claim To Have A Drug That Might Cure Coronavirus
According to the latest report, Chinese doctors claim they have developed a drug to cure coronavirus without a vaccine. They further claimed they are already testing the drug at Peking University. That means if the test result comes out effective, we won’t need to wait for a vaccine to cure coronavirus.
Fortunately, the early trial of the drug on mice came out successful, according to the director of the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics at the Peking University, Sunney Xie. In a discussion with AFP, Xie confirmed the treatment helped to reduce the viral load in the rodent’s body.
Furthermore, Xie mentioned that the neutralizing antibodies injected into the mice drop the viral load by a factor of 2,500. That means the potential antibodies have therapeutic effects to cure viruses. And if the same result is achieved on the human body, then the drug can help Chinese doctors cure coronavirus without having to wait for a vaccine, says Xie.
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Neutralizing Antibodies
According to the study, published in the journal Cell, the Chinese doctors acquired 60 different samples of recovered coronavirus patients. After that, they proceeded to isolate the antibodies, utilizing them against the living viruses in the mice.
In Xie’s words, the drug will hopefully be ready for use later this year. That’ll be before the second wave of the virus begins in the winter season. He said that because they have plans in place for a clinical trial, which will take place in Australia and some other countries sooner than later.
I’m sure you know that this is not the first time that antibodies will be in use as drug treatment. It was successful in treating several viruses, including MERS, Ebola, and HIV. If the clinical trials come out successful, there’ll be an assurance that the potential drug will help Chinese doctors to cure coronavirus without a vaccine.