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No strong evidence new COVID-19 treatment authorised by US works: experts – Sydney Morning Herald

There is no strong evidence plasma antibody therapy can treat COVID-19, despite the US President announcing Monday the therapy has been authorised for use in America.

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“Its politics driving science,” said Associate Professor Steven Tong, who is leading an Australian trial of the therapy at the Doherty Institute. “And it actually impairs the progress of science.”
There are two clinical trials of the treatment currently taking place in Australia, but they are in their very early stages, and no results are in yet.
Announcing the “truly historic breakthrough” treatment had been given emergency authorisation from the US drug regulator, Mr Trump said it had been “…

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