Reliable treatments and vaccines are seen as essential to halting a pandemic that has actually declared more than 690,000 lives worldwide.
AUGUST 5, 2020 16: 14
Lung cells contaminated with coronavirus
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Regeneron said the mixed drink was also able to minimize infection in a 2nd research study in which animals were contaminated with a much greater level of the infection.
It stated the results matched or exceeded results just recently revealed in animal research studies of vaccine candidates.
The infected animals treated with the antibodies cleared the virus much faster than those given a placebo, the company said.