Discovery Of A Novel Monoclonal Antibody That Neutralizes A Broad Range Of Coronaviruses

The Covid-19 pandemic is no isolated incident. Coronaviruses have been coming after us for years. In the past 60 years, there have been as many as five seasonal cold-causing coronaviruses. In the past 20 years, we have dealt with three lethal coronaviruses: SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2, the last of which has conservatively killed 3.5 million people and counting.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus belongs to the B sarbecovirus clade, along with SARS-CoV. There are also C clade viruses, including MERS-CoV, and A clade viruses, which include many cold-causing coronaviruses. As we search for treatments for SARS-CoV-2, the question is raised: can we find measures to treat all broad classes of coronavirus unilaterally?

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