Breaking News: FDA, the United States Food and Drug Administration, granted emergency authorization for a preliminary antibody treatment, Regeneron.
Regeneron is forthcoming as the United States’ COVID-19 cases continue to rise epidemically.
The drug was matured by Regeneron, as the name suggests. This drug will be avowed for wield to people who have tested positive for the corona virus and are at a high imperil of severe aliments.
FDA’s emergency authorisation allows the use of Regeneron as the studies carried out have verified to resolve its safety and effectiveness.
An akin drug made by Eli Lilly, another US pharmaceutical firm, was accustomed emergency green light earlier this month.
What is Regeneron?
The antibody- Regeneron is a merger of two monoclonal antibodies, which mimic human immune response.
In the Regeneron treatment- the antibodies physically stick to the corona virus, so the virus cannot enter innards the body’s cells.
BE SURE: The FDA said the treatment is not authorised for COVID-19 patients who are in hospital or require oxygen.
Trump and Regeneron-
Donald John Trump, the 45th and nonce president of the United States, was tested positive for COVID-19 in October 2020. He was one of a handful of folks alfresco clinical trials to be given the drug, under what is known as “compassionate use”.
The president later took as gospel truth that the experimental treatment aided his recovery.
Mr. Carson, the US Housing Secretary and a retired neurosurgeon, cleared Mr. Trump for the monoclonal antibody treatment.
Mr. Carson comments that he was previously infected and received this drug too. As he states: I am convinced, Regeneron saved my life; however, with Mr. Trump, the role the drug played in his recovery is unclear but most likely.
Why such an Emergency Authorisation?
The US has now more than 12 million confirmed COVID-19 patients, with more than 255,000 deaths, according to the tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University; this is by far the apical death toll in the world.
With Thanksgiving in the ball park, many states and authorities have foisted new restrictions in attempts to tone down the virus. Some being-
- New mask mandates in certain states.
- In California, a night-time curfew started on 21st November 2020 and will remain in action until 21 December, with a possible extension if needed.
- CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has urged Americans to avoid travelling for the Thanksgiving holiday, that is, on 26 November to prevent increased transmissions.
The United States of America has to be living with one’s eyes peeled- regarding the corona virus pandemic- as now the busiest week of the year, Thanksgiving is rolling in, followed by Christmas and New Year. It appears like, the USA has a fish to fry!