There are all kinds of viable treatments and vaccines against the novel coronavirus these days. But, as you probably know by now, most of them are involving a lot of side effects and controversial issues as well.
Now, it’s been revealed that while the authorized vaccines have proven safe and effective in holding the line against COVID-19, they are not 100% effective.
According to the latest news coming from ABC News, there are various reports of uncommon breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated Americans, which are also coupled with the delta variant tearing through the country.
This dangerous mix of events is currently threatening to undermine the fiercely fought wins against the pandemic.
Health experts are turning to antibody treatments
The same online publication mentioned above notes that health experts are now turning to Food and Drug Administration authorized, virus-fighting monoclonal antibodies in some cases.
It’s been revealed that the experts are saying it’s safe and beneficial for those who have been vaccinated but get infected with COVID-19 nonetheless.
“Receiving antibody treatments in a timely manner could be the difference of ending up in the hospital or getting over COVID (quickly).”
This is what Dr Shmuel Shoham, infectious disease physician at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told ABC News.
We suggest that you check out the complete article in order to learn more details about all this.
Coronavirus in the news
Earlier today, we revealed that CNBC noted that AstraZeneca is not yet sure whether a third dose of its Covid-19 vaccine will be necessary for continued protection against the virus, CEO Pascal Soriot told CNBC on Thursday.
Also, we revealed that the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus which is causing the disease Covid 19 is now lingering in 124 countries, and it will soon become the dominant strain globally in the upcoming months.
Also, CNBC noted that Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine is just 39% effective in Israel, where the delta variant is the dominant strain.