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Antibody cocktail given to Trump ‘best shot’ for Covid-specific therapy, says Australian scientist – The Guardian

Prof Peter Doherty says monoclonal antibodies are ‘really powerful’ and could be manufactured in large quantities in Australia



One of the therapies being provided to the US president, Donald Trump, could pave the way to fighting Covid-19, one of Australias top scientists has said.
Prof Peter Doherty, who shared the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1996 for his work on how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells, believes a vaccine might not be the only answer.
Vaccines will help a lot, theyll shift the bar, but I dont think theyre going to end the problem, Doherty told the Melbourne Press Club on Monday.
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