Covid Treatment: Immune Therapy Shows Promise

Covid Treatment: Immune Therapy Shows Promise

It’s been just reported that there’s a covid therapy that is derived from a llama named Fifi which has shown significant potential in early trials. 

This is a treatment made of nanobodies which are smaller and simpler versions of antibodies – llamas and camels produce this naturally as a response to the infection.

A simple nasal spray could treat and prevent severe infection 

This therapy has been tested in humans, and experts are saying that it could be given as a simple nasal spray to treat and prevent early infection. 

Prof James Naismith described nanobodies as “fantastically exciting”.

He is one of the lead researchers and director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute in Oxfordshire, and he recently explained that “coronavirus-infected rodents treated with the new nanobody nasal spray fully recovered within six days.”

The treatment has, so far, been tested only in those lab animals, but Public Health England said it was among the “most effective SARS-CoV-2 neutralising agents” it had ever tested.

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

BBC also revealed that “the nanobodies that these researchers produced – with the help of a llama’s immune system – bind particularly tightly.”

Here’s what the professor explained: 

“That’s where we had some help from Fifi the ‘Franklin [Institute] llama.”

Eligible people for Pfizer booster shots 

It’s been just revealed that the FDA authorized booster shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccines for use on some groups on Wednesday. A lot of American workers became eligible.

It’s been just revealed by Yahoo News that the FDA authorized the boosters for people 65 and older and people 18 to 64 who are at a high risk of getting a severe case of covid 19.

It also approved the shots for people 18 to 64 who are at a higher risk of getting the disease while at work.

Also, it’s worth noting that the new protein-based vaccine shows promising efficiency.

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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