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Super-potent human antibodies against COVID-19

Super-potent human antibodies protect against COVID-19 in animal tests: Scientists isolate powerful coronavirus-neutralizing antibodies from COVID-19 patients and successfully test in animals — ScienceDaily – June 15, 2020

Here’s a promising avenue: using antibodies from people who overcame and recovered from COVID as a prophylactic for others.

A team led by Scripps Research has discovered antibodies in the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients that provide powerful protection against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease, when tested in animals and human cell cultures.

In principle, injections of such antibodies could be given to patients in the early stage of COVID-19 to reduce the level of virus and protect against severe disease.   Continue reading

Still Disinfecting Your Packages?

Still Disinfecting Your Packages? | American Council on Science and Health By Chuck Dinerstein, MD, MBA — June 15, 2020

Remember the wisdom of the past, to leave delivered boxes outside for 24 hours and then wearing gloves to wipe them down before opening them carefully?

It’s time to shed a bit of scientific light on what we really know. 

You can become infected with COVID-19 through direct contact where you get your dose from viral particles that land on your face and hands from droplets generated by coughs and sneezes, by breathing in aerosols of the virus, and indirect contact where your hands pick up the virus from contaminated surfaces, like delivery boxes.

And then your hands still have to touch the mucous membranes in your face to allow the virus particles to get into your body. Continue reading