Today, we are joined by a panel of leading medical professionals who recently formed the group Scientists to Stop Covid 19:
Doctors David Liu, Michael Rosbash,Stuart Schreiber, Ramnik Xavier and Edward Skolnick come from different disciplines and research areas, but have united behind this effort to help policymakers develop a comprehensive and science based approach to stop this virus.
Today, they will discuss promising treatments for COVID-19, including Remdesivir and various Monoclonal antibodies, as well as the timeline for a possible vaccine.
The Scientists to Stop COVID-19 discuss both the promise and the pitfalls of various treatment options. Remdesivir, originally developed to treat Ebola, has been used with some success to combat COVID-19, but requires 5-10 days of IV administration, making it inaccessible for those at home. That’s partly why these scientists see more promise in monoclonal antibodies, which use the body’s own immune system to block the virus’s ability to regenerate in the body. Finally, of course, there is the vaccine route and these scientists see potential for a vaccine to be available by the end of the year.
Go to NoLabels.org to learn more about how we are bringing together a bipartisan group of public and private leaders working to stop the virus, save lives and get Americans back to work.