HHS expects over 1 mln antibody doses from Regeneron, Lilly in 2020

HHS expects over 1 mln antibody doses from Regeneron, Lilly in 2020”

The Regeneron antibody drug is still undergoing clinical trials and is not widely available to the general public.

The government's Operation Warp Speed program now has "a couple of hundred thousand doses" of the monoclonal antibody treatments being developed by drugmakers Regeneron Pharmaceutical Inc and Eli Lilly & Co, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official Paul Mango said on a call with reporters. "I would think there would be pressure on regulators [to approve the drug]", he said.

He then walked through some of the medicines that are now recommended or have been temporarily approved against the disease. Fauci said that while these had been "showing promise in clinical trials", the research is still ongoing and no final determination has been made.

More news: Former NJ Gov. Chris Christie leaves hospital after treatment for COVID-19

The president was also given the generic steroid dexamethasone, usually reserved for those in need of oxygen, as well as Gilead's repurposed Ebola drug remdesivir and supplemental oxygen.

But he was more cautious about treatments with "monoclonal" antibodies, such as that developed by the American biotechnology company Regeneron, praised by the president, or the pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly. "We had a super-propagator event at the White House (where) people were close to each other and not wearing masks". "So the data speak for themselves".

More than 30 people are suspected of having been infected during this ceremony organized for the nomination of Donald Trump's candidate for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. "As a matter of policy, the company does not disclose whether any individual has or has not submitted a request for compassionate use without their consent or prior disclosure", a spokesperson for the company said. "I can tell you that they will test it (...) to find out if it is no longer contaminated", he assured. "I can guarantee you that they will be testing him before they let him go out".

Like this



10 October 2020
Second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is officially OFF
The debates are a key part of the U.S. presidential campaign and give voters the rare chance to see both candidates together. The final debate will be similar in format to the first debate and is set to be moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News .

10 October 2020
Jets confirm false-positive COVID-19 test, will play Cardinals on Sunday
The New York Jets on Friday sent players and coaches home and canceled their practice after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

10 October 2020
World Health Organization calls on governments to boost funds for mental health
World Mental Health Day is observed to beat the stigma in society and individuals around mental health issues. To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on.

10 October 2020
IBM Announces Spin-off To Focus On Cloud
IBM said NewCo would manage and modernize client-owned infrastructures, which it said is a $500 billion market opportunity. After the Equinix Cloud Exchange deployment, Atlantech estimated up to a 147% performance improvement for their customers.

10 October 2020
Microsoft sides with Apple critics in adopting new app store principles
Specifically speaking, Microsoft pulled its Project xCloud off iOS , likely because of Apple's stringent App Store guidelines. Microsoft will not use any non-public information or data from its app store about a developer's app to compete with it.

10 October 2020
Debate commission cancels second presidential debate after Trump refuses virtual format
The move to a virtual debate was as a precaution since Trump tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Screenshot of the statement by the Commission on Presidential Debates, October 9, 2020.

10 October 2020
Underneath Debate Chaos, Clear Contrasts Between Trump and Biden
Trump also claimed to not know who the Proud Boys are, before saying they should "stand down". "That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck".

10 October 2020
USA election 2020: Second Trump v Biden presidential debate cancelled
With the cancellation, only debate is left, which will be held on October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee. The former vice president later said he would do a solo town hall that same night.

10 October 2020
Donald Trump Says He's Fine, No Apologies for COVID Conduct
"That's not what debating is all about", Mr Trump said in a almost hour-long phone morning interview with Fox Business. A return to in-person events would be aimed at convincing voters he is healthy enough to campaign and to govern.

10 October 2020
China's Xi says intends to deepen relations with North Korea -KCNA
ICBMs were once again paraded in February 2018, but no worldwide media were allowed to observe. South Korean and USA intelligence agencies were "closely tracking the event", they added.