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How do coronavirus antibody treatments work and what do they mean for COVID-19? – ABC News

Antibody treatments could provide a crucial alternative to a coronavirus vaccine. So how do they work?

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Much of the world’s attention has been captured by the race for a coronavirus vaccine.
But the development of novel drug therapies can offer us hope too not only for the treatment of COVID-19, but for how we might prevent it.
Last week, Victorian researchers announced they had developed a new antibody-based therapy for COVID-19 which they hope to begin testing in humans next year.
Like vaccines, antibody therapies (like the one being developed) aim to bolster the immune system’s ability to re…

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